Analytical Aircraft State and IMU Signal Generator from Smoothed Reference Trajectory

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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.


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The published article appears in volume 58 of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Engineering, as cited below.

Funding note: This work was supported by Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH



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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems