Trajectory Optimization of a Small Airship in a Moving Fluid

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Title: Trajectory Optimization of a Small Airship in a Moving Fluid
Authors: Lanteigne, Eric
Blouin, Charles
Gueaieb, Wail
Date: 2015-05
Abstract: Small airship offer low cost alternative for long endurance flights for telecommunications, surveillance and transport. Maneuvering in a real environment while taking into account the obstacles, the dynamical model of the airship, the wind and the energy consumption is a complex problem. This paper will present the dynamical model of a small airship and its experimental characterization, followed by the description of the path planning problem formulated as an optimal control problem. The problem will then be solved using a pseudo-spectral solver, implemented in the software PSOPT. This paper demonstrates that an optimal control approach can be used to generate complex and very realistic trajectories for small airships.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/32528
http://www.cctomm.mae.carleton.ca/CCToMM_2015.pdf
CollectionScience informatique et génie électrique // Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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