A network based algorithm for aided navigation

University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för systemteknikLinköpings universitet/Tekniska högskolan


This thesis is concerned with development of a navigation algorithm primarily for the aircraft fighter SAAB JAS 39 Gripen, in swarms of other units. The algorithm uses information from conventional navigation systems and additional information from a radio data link as aiding information, relative range measurements. As the GPS can get jammed, this group tracking solution can provide an increased navigation performance in these conditions.

For simplicity, simplified characteristics are used in the simulations where simple generated trajectories and measurements are used. This measurement information can then be fused by using filter theory applied from the sensor fusionarea with statistical approaches. By using the radio data link and the external information sources, i.e. other aircraft and different types of landmarks with often good performance, navigation is aided when the GPS is not usable, at e.g. hostile GPS conditions.

A number of scenarios with operative sense of reality were simulated for verifying and studying these conditions, to give results with conclusions.

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