The objective of the “Semi-autonomous UAV landing in Challenging Condition” project is to develop a reliable landing system for the safe deployment of UAVs from moving platforms, such as ships.
UAVs are used to survey and map the very shallow (˂1m) waters, deemed unreachable by sea vessels. However, take-off and landing operations are extremely demanding for pilots due to the large number of variables involved, caused mostly by the relative motion of the two vehicles. The Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, MMRRC, is developing reliable control techniques to aid the pilot and give a higher level of guidance of the UAV, a system capable of aiding the pilot to land the vehicle on a variety of moving platforms.
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