An orientation reflex for air vehicles based on a neural model of the cockroach escape response

Vaidyanathan, Ravi, Williams, Charles A., Prince, Troy S., Ritzmann, Roy E. and Quinn, Roger D. (2006) An orientation reflex for air vehicles based on a neural model of the cockroach escape response. GESTS International Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering, 26, (1), 194-206.


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This paper investigates a biologically inspired orientation reflex for
air vehicles and munitions in the endgame phase flight. The reflex is based
upon an artificial neural network model of the American Cockroach’s escape
reflex. Guidance commands are output to a Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR)
autopilot that pilots the munition to an optimal path destination and orientation
for target strike or obstacle evasion. Simulation and flight test results are presented
that demonstrate the reflex’s capability for aerial collision avoidance and
instantaneous target strike on evasive targets, even in the presence of false or
disruptive sensor data.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1738-6438 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Signal Processing and Control
ePrint ID: 47540
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:23

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