Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Path Following A SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS FOR FIXED-WING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are mainly used by military and government organizations, but with low-cost sensors, electronics, and airframes there is significant interest in using low-cost UAVs among aircraft hobbyists, academic researchers, and industries. Applications such as mapping, search and rescue, patrol, and surveillance require the UAV to autonomously follow a predefined path at a prescribed height. The most commonly used paths are straight lines and circular orbits. Path-following algorithms ensure that the UAV will follow a predefined path in three or two dimensions at constant height. A basic requirement for these path-following algorithms is that they must be accurate and robust to wind disturbances. 2013 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS MAGAZINE

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Sujit, P. B., Saripalli, S., & Sousa, J. B.

citation count

  • 314

complete list of authors

  • Sujit, PB||Saripalli, Srikanth||Sousa, Joao Borges

publication date

  • January 2014