Generating minimum-snap quadrotor trajectories really fast

Declan Burke, Airlie Chapman, Iman Shames

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Abstract

We propose an algorithm for generating minimum-snap trajectories for quadrotors with linear computational complexity with respect to the number of segments in the spline trajectory. Our algorithm is numerically stable for large numbers of segments and is able to generate trajectories of more than 500, 000 segments. The computational speed and numerical stability of our algorithm makes it suitable for real-time generation of very large scale trajectories. We demonstrate the performance of our algorithm and compare it to existing methods, in which it is both faster and able to calculate larger trajectories than state-of-the-art. We also show the feasibility of the trajectories experimentally with a long quadrotor flight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1487-1492
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728162126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 24 Oct 202024 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period24/10/2024/01/21

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