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Integration of Environment Sensing and Control Functions for Autonomous Guidance

Principal Investigator:

Bérénice Mettler

Research Assistant:

Navid Dadkhah


Interactive Guidance and Control Lab (IGCL)


  • Enable missions in complex and uncertain environments.
  • Requires higher levels of autonomy leveraging vehicle capabilities and safety.

Operational environments

Figure: Operational environments e.g. Hurricane Katrina, 2005.


Goal: achieve a tight integration between the control, sensing and planning functions.

Approach builds on:

  • Precise model of the helicopter dynamics.
  • Robust control design focusing on path following performance.
  • Integration via hierarchic optimization scheme combining environment sensing.

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Last Modified: 2012-07-16 at 10:45:34 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation