Trajectory Optimization of a Small Airship in a Moving Fluid

dc.contributor.authorLanteigne, Eric
dc.contributor.authorBlouin, Charles
dc.contributor.authorGueaieb, Wail
dc.description.abstractSmall 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.
dc.subjectOptimal control
dc.subjectTrajectory optimization
dc.subjectPsendo-spectral method
dc.titleTrajectory Optimization of a Small Airship in a Moving Fluid
dc.typeConference Proceeding
CollectionScience informatique et génie électrique - Publications // Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Publications