Volume 10, 2018Progress in Flight Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation, and Control – Volume 10
|Page(s)||47 - 70|
|Published online||08 June 2018|
Using haptic feedbacks for obstacle avoidance in helicopter flight
ONERA — The French Aerospace Lab Systems Control and Flight Dynamics Department 701 Base Aérienne, Salon de Provence 13300, France
An obstacle avoidance function based on haptic feedback has been developed and tested on a simulation environment at ONERA. The objective was to calculate and provide effcient haptic feedback through active (motorized) sidesticks for the piloting task of a rotary wing (RW) aircraft, in the vicinity of visible and known obstacles, corresponding to emergency avoidance procedure, or navigation in a congested area. Two different methods have been designed to generate the force bias based on virtual force fields (VFF) surrounding obstacles and on a geometric approach (GA) combined with T-theory, respectively. Piloted simulations were performed in order to evaluate the benefits for obstacle avoidance.
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