FLIGHT TRAJECTORY CONTOLLER FOR NONLINEAR MANEUVER(GENERATION OF A DESIRED TRAJECTORY BY SPLINE THEORY)

  • Baba, Yoriaki (Dep. of Aerospace Engineering, National Defense Academy) ;
  • Takano, Hiroyuki (Dep. of Aerospace Engineering, National Defense Academy) ;
  • Sano, Masaki (Dep. of Aerospace Engineering, National Defense Academy)
  • Published : 1995.10.01

Abstract

To force an aircraft to track the specified path, the generation of the smooth desired trajectory is essential. In this paper, the cubic spline function is used to generate the trajectory which passes through the specified intercept points. The simulation results show that the desired trajectory generated by the spline interpolation is very smooth and the aircraft tracks it with small position errors.