Flight Formation of Multiple UAVs
To conclude the whole monograph, we feature respectively in Chaps. 10 and 11 the applications of the unmanned rotorcraft systems constructed. More specifically, in Chap. 10, we present some basic results on flight formation and collision avoidance of multiple unmanned systems. We adopt the leader-follower pattern to maintain a fixed geometrical formation while navigating the unmanned rotorcraft following certain trajectories. In order to avoid possible collisions in the actual formation flight test, a collision avoidance scheme based on some predefined alert zones and protected zones is employed. Simulations and experimental results are presented to verify our design. We should note that with the utilization of the RPT control technique presented in Chap. 8, the flight formation control is rather straightforward.
KeywordsCollision Avoidance Trajectory Tracking Protected Zone Flight Trajectory Multiple UAVs
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