Autonomous Thermalling as a Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (Extended Version)
arXiv: Robotics, Volume abs/1805.09875, 2018.
Small uninhabited aerial vehicles (sUAVs) commonly rely on active propulsion to stay airborne, which limits flight time and range. To address this, autonomous soaring seeks to utilize free atmospheric energy in the form of updrafts (thermals). However, their irregular nature at low altitudes makes them hard to exploit for existing methods...More
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