Flight Data of Auto Take off and Landing Maneuver.

Landing location is given at take-off and blimp sets its heading angle
toward landing platform, flies toward the platform and lands

on the specified point.

The data shown is GPS position estimates during the maneuver.

Detailed Auto Landing Flight Path

Landing Points of 10 Auto Landing Tests.
Compares actual landing points measured manually with

GPS position estimates of landing points.



Results of 10 Automatic Landing Tests

 

Horizontal X Horizontal Y Distance From Landing Point
Mean STD Mean STD Mean STD
Measured (ft) -30.02 0.13 -0.08 0.21 0.23 0.09
Estimated (ft) -30.06 0.10 -0.05 0.17 0.18 0.11

Estimation Error in Landing Points:

Horizontal Estimation
Error (ft)
X Error
Y Error
Distance Error
Mean
STD
Mean
STD
Mean STD
Estimate - Measurement (ft)
-0.04
0.13
0.02
0.11
0.16
0.05

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