Analytical Aircraft State and IMU Signal Generator from Smoothed Reference Trajectory
This work presents a method for generating position, attitude, and velocity states for an aircraft following a smoothed reference trajectory. The method also generates accelerometer and gyro measurements consistent with the aircraft states. This work describes three corner smoothing algorithms for generating a smoothed reference trajectory from a series waypoints that accounts for limitations in the physical system. The smoothed reference trajectory, and curvilinear motion theory are used to generate the lower-order states. A coordinated turn maneuver is then applied to generate accelerometer and gyro measurement estimates.
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
A. Costley, R. Christensen, R. C. Leishman and G. N. Droge, "Analytical Aircraft State and IMU Signal Generator From Smoothed Reference Trajectory," in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 2517-2530, June 2022, doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAES.2021.3138037.