Miniature guided-bullet is an advanced military technology of developing guided missile which is designed to hit a target precisely while having easily carriable miniature size. A key issue of developing such system involves size reduction of the original guided missile system, and this in turn arouses stiffness issue regarding small and thin sized control surface. In this study, procedures on how to calculate the critical flutter speed of special type of control surface with the change of its dimension or material property is arranged. During this procedure, design parameters related to critical flutter speed are abridged to help preliminary design of similar structure even faster than time-consuming, and cumbersome computer analysis.
Miniature smart-bullet is a human-carrying guided missile designed to hit a target easily while having a miniature size. Contrary to the normal missiles, miniature smart-bullet is highly expected to enhance the military strength and survival rate of troops by its compact size readily carriable to a single soldier. In this paper, previously developed techniques, activities and patents of miniature smart-bullet, particularly its structural shape and actuators are surveyed. Furthermore, analysis of required techniques to develop a miniature smart-bullet are also discussed for upcoming conceptual design.
Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are getting popular not only as a private usage for the aerial photograph but military usage for the surveillance, reconnaissance and supply missions. For an UAV to successfully achieve these kind of missions, geolocation (localization) must be implied to track an interested target or fly by reference. In this research, we adopted multi-sensor fusion (MSF) algorithm to increase the accuracy of the geolocation and verified the algorithm using two multicopter UAVs. One UAV is equipped with an optical camera, and another UAV is equipped with an optical camera and a laser range finder. Throughout the experiment, we have obtained measurements about a fixed ground target and estimated the target position by a series of coordinate transformations and sequential Kalman filter. The result showed that the MSF has better performance in estimating target location than the case of using single sensor. Moreover, the experimental result implied that multi-sensor geolocation algorithm is able to have further improvements in localization accuracy and feasibility of other complicated applications such as moving target tracking and multiple target tracking.Keywords: multi-sensor, target tracking, geo-location, localization, sensor fusion, unmanned air vehicles, multicopter
In modern warfare, the importance of SEAD(Suppression of Enemy Air Defense) mission is being emphasized. However, this mission runs the risk of hull damage or casualties of our friendly air forces. Because of these risks, research on the way of minimizing damages and enhancing mission capability is under active discussion. As a part of this research, SEAD mission planning with multiple UAVs has been covered using vector field guidance. This guidance method not only applies to various forms of flight path but also requires less computational power than other guidance methods. Therefore, in this paper, planning methods of SEAD mission for multiple UAVs using vector field guidance and experimental data from flight experiments regarding designed mission has been covered.
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