Vision based controller for autonomous aerial refueling
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Autonomous aerial refueling is an important capability for unmanned aerial vehicles. This paper develops a candidate autonomous probe-and-drogue aerial refueling controller for an existing vision based relative position sensor and navigation system. Feasibility of the combined sensor-navigator-controller is demonstrated by a simulated UAV docking maneuver to a moving drogue, in light turbulence. Results indicate that the controller can provide precise aerial refueling with good disturbance rejection characteristics.
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Control Applications