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Concept development of automatic guidance for rotorcraft obstacle avoidance

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1 Author(s)
Cheng, V.H.L. ; NASA Ames Res. Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA

The automatic guidance of rotorcraft for obstacle avoidance in nap-of-the-earth flight is studied. The author considers a hierarchical breakdown of the guidance components to identify the functional requirements. These requirements and anticipated sensor capabilities lead to a preliminary guidance concept, which has been evaluated via computer simulations

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Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 2 )