Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
C.H. Spenny, PhD
Many common operational situations in High Altitude Endurance (HAE) UAV reconnaissance necessitate more direct human involvement in the aircraft control process than is currently acknowledged or allowed. The In-Flight Replanning System (IFRS) is developed as a notional solution, with the Global Hawk HAE UAV as the reconnaissance system model. Problematic scenarios for current in-flight mission replanning systems are presented and revisited with the IFRS, demonstrating improved replanning results.
DTIC Accession Number
Pritchard, David E., "Dynamic Route Replanning and Retasking of Unmanned Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicles" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 4844.