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

An orientation reflex for air vehicles based on a neural model of the cockroach escape response
An orientation reflex for air vehicles based on a neural model of the cockroach escape response
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.
1738-6438
194-206
Vaidyanathan, Ravi
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Williams, Charles A.
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Prince, Troy S.
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Ritzmann, Roy E.
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Quinn, Roger D.
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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.

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Published date: 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 47540
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47540
ISSN: 1738-6438
PURE UUID: 3b3873b3-f9bc-4856-b879-a11606d0c1fb

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Date deposited: 03 Aug 2007
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 21:00

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