A survey of autonomous landing techniques for UAVs

Alvika Gautam, P. B. Sujit, Srikanth Saripalli

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Abstract

Landing an aerial vehicle is a very challenging problem. Pilots spend numerous hours practicing touchdowns because of the risk involved during landing phase. Developing autonomous landing technologies have been an active area of research over the past decade. This paper presents a review of landing techniques ranging from GPS based landing to vision based landing techniques; from basic nonlinear to intelligent, hybrid and robust control. It is aimed at providing a broad perspective on the status of the landing control problem and controller design. The paper provides a comparison based on parameters such as type of the vehicle, assumptions made in the problem design, techniques used and efficacy of the algorithm in real world conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1210-1218
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479923762
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 27 2014May 30 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/27/145/30/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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