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Test and Evaluation of Image-Based Navigation for Shipboard Landing on the MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Aircraft System

Doug Duehring, Brendan Egan, US Navy
Avinash Gandhe, Scientific System Company Inc.

https://doi.org/10.4050/F-0079-2023-18188

Abstract:
From August 2022 to January 2023, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Four (UX-24), the U.S. Navy's UAS test squadron, conducted ground and flight tests of the Image-Based Navigation for Shipboard Landing (INAV-SL) system on the MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS. The three-camera INAV-SL system was designed to optically detect standard flight deck markings and calculate relative position and orientation of the MQ-8C. The INAV-SL system was configured to collect data for comparison to the current landing system. No commands were input into the air vehicle's control feedback loop. A variety of approaches were conducted to fixed flight deck markings on an airfield taxiway and to the USS Jackson, an Independence class Littoral Combat Ship based out of San Diego, CA. The system demonstrated the ability to optically acquire and track the flight deck during approach and landing phases of flight with typical error of less than 2 ft.


Test and Evaluation of Image-Based Navigation for Shipboard Landing on the MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Aircraft System

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Test and Evaluation of Image-Based Navigation for Shipboard Landing on the MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Aircraft System

Authors / Details:
Doug Duehring, Brendan Egan, US Navy
Avinash Gandhe, Scientific System Company Inc.