Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

48, 3, pp. 551-566, Warsaw 2010

The dynamic model of a combat target homing system of an unmanned aerial vehicle

Zbigniew Koruba, Edyta Ładyżyńska-Kozdraś
The work presents the concept of the application of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used in the process of direct reaching of ground targets (radio location stations, combat vehicles or even tanks). The kinematic model of UAV motion takes into consideration particular phases of the mission realised by the vessel, i.e. programmed flight during target search, follow flight after the encounter of the target as well as during the process of self directioning onto the target. Control laws for the automatic UAV combat pilot are presented and the dynamic model of automatically steered UAV is developed. In the examinations solutions of analytical mechanics for holonomic settings within the relative system tightly connected with the moving object are incorporated.
Keywords: automatically steered aerial vehicle; control laws; controlled gyroscope