This dissertation investigates the application of Genetic Algorithms (GA) and Simulated Annealing (SA) based search techniques to the problem of deriving an auto-pilot that can emulate a human operator or other controller flying a Small unmanned Helicopter (SH). A Helicopter is a type of Vertical Take Off and Landing Vehicle (VTOL). The maneuvers are none aggressive, mild maneuvers, that include u-turns, ascending spirals and other none extreme flight paths.Yamaha also offers a flight research model designed for universities that features a manual-only flight mode, and retails for ... Figure 2.4: Yamaha RMAX Helicopter (source: http://www.yamaha- motor.co.jp/global/news/2002/02/06/sky.html) 2.3anbsp;...
|Title||:||An Approach to Designing an Unmanned Helicopter Autopilot Using Genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|