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Autonomous Flight Control ofMedium Size Unmanned Airship

Qifu Fan


This paper presents autonomous flight control system and telemetry & telecontrol system of stratospheric demonstration airship. At first, autonomous set-point controller was designed based on computer simulation according to characters of the airship.Then, the controller was demonstrated by flight test. It was proved by the flight test that the shipborne autonomous control system and ground telemetry & telecontrol system were reliable and that autonomous set-point control algorithm was effective. Moreover, some important and useful conclusions were obtained.

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