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Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.343, CiteScore: 1)
Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 50, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.565, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.539, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Computer Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Condensed Matter Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Decision Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 101)
Advances in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Environmental Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Geology     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Mathematical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.218, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Meteorology     Open Access   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Nonlinear Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Numerical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optical Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.922, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Physical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.179, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Polymer Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Tribology     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.51, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.838, CiteScore: 2)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Cellular Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 2)
Anatomy Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.669, CiteScore: 2)
Anesthesiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Applied and Environmental Soil Science     Open Access   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.451, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.852, CiteScore: 2)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Autoimmune Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.805, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioural Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.786, CiteScore: 2)
Biochemistry Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.437, CiteScore: 2)
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.419, CiteScore: 2)
BioMed Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.935, CiteScore: 3)
Biotechnology Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bone Marrow Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.867, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Respiratory J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.474, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.237, CiteScore: 4)
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 2)
Case Reports in Anesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.219, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Case Reports in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Case Reports in Pulmonology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Reports in Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Transplantation     Open Access  
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Vascular Medicine     Open Access  
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Mathematics     Open Access  
Chromatography Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Computational Biology J.     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.326, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B, Magnetic Resonance Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 1)
Conference Papers in Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.842, CiteScore: 3)
Critical Care Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.499, CiteScore: 1)
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.512, CiteScore: 2)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.816, CiteScore: 2)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 2)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Disease Markers     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.9, CiteScore: 2)
Economics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Emergency Medicine Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 3)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Game Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gastroenterology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)
Genetics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.61, CiteScore: 2)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.952, CiteScore: 2)
Hepatitis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 2)
Heteroatom Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, CiteScore: 1)
HPB Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.824, CiteScore: 2)
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.27, CiteScore: 2)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.627, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 80, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.787, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Analytical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Intl. J. of Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Biomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Breast Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.025, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.887, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Chemical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.327, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chronic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Combinatorics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computer Games Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.287, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Corrosion     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Electrochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.012, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Engineering Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.868, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.874, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Inflammation     Open Access   (SJR: 1.264, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Inorganic Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Medicinal Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.31, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.662, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.267, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Partial Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Peptides     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Photoenergy     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Plant Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Population Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Intl. J. of Reconfigurable Computing     Open Access   (SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.645, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Rotating Machinery     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Spectroscopy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Stochastic Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Surgical Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.573, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Telemedicine and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Vascular Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.782, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Zoology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 235)

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  • Practical Energy Dissipation Control of Near Space Glider on Independent
           Longitudinal Plane

    • Abstract: The near-space hypersonic aerodynamic glider has strong maneuverability in wide flight envelope. The glide is generally achieved in a smooth manner with no or weak altitude oscillations in the altitude. The maximum lift-to-drag ratio glide is a typical trajectory that can approximate the maximum glide range, which is a crucial indicator for a glider. However, another important indicator, the minimum glide range, which is used in some time-sensitive missions and is expected to reduce the velocity to a specified threshold in a short longitudinal range, is difficult to be realized. In practice, the excessive velocity or energy is usually dissipated during lateral manipulation, wherein either the entire glide range or the glide time is not shortened. An innovative guidance strategy is proposed for achieving the minimum glide range based on a typical maximum glide scheme and bang-bang control scheme only on the longitudinal plane, and the flight time can be reduced considerably. Then, a practical extended state observer based pitch control is utilized to efficiently track the bang-bang command within a wide velocity envelope to achieve the guidance objective. Extensive simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed methods.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:20:01 +000
       
  • Attitude Measurement of Special Aircraft Based on Geomagnetic and Angular
           Velocity Sensors

    • Abstract: Aiming at the problem of attitude test of special aircraft in flight, the combined test technology of geomagnetic sensor and angular velocity sensor is studied. The mathematical model of special aircraft roll attitude test based on combined measurement is established. The error models of special aircraft roll angle based on yaw angle input and pitch angle input are derived, respectively, and based on the actual flight trajectory data of aircraft, the mathematical model of special aircraft roll attitude test is established The simulation results show that the roll angle error input by yaw angle is between -0.4° and 0.9°, while the roll angle error input by pitch angle is between -0.4° and 1.2°, which shows that the calculation accuracy of roll angle input by yaw angle is higher, and the existence of magnetic measurement blind area is verified. In this paper, the method of judging the blind area of geomagnetic survey and the algorithm model of eliminating the influence of blind area are proposed.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:35:00 +000
       
  • Adaptive Entry Guidance for Hypersonic Gliding Vehicles Using Analytic
           Feedback Control

    • Abstract: This paper presents an adaptive, simple, and effective guidance approach for hypersonic entry vehicles with high lift-to-drag (L/D) ratios (e.g., hypersonic gliding vehicles). The core of the constrained guidance approach is a closed-form, easily obtained, and computationally efficient feedback control law that yields the analytic bank command based on the well-known quasi-equilibrium glide condition (QEGC). The magnitude of the bank angle command consists of two parts, i.e., the baseline part and the augmented part, which are calculated analytically and successively. The baseline command is derived from the analytic relation between the range-to-go and the velocity to guarantee the range requirement. Then, the bank angle is augmented with the predictive altitude-rate feedback compensations that are represented by an analytic set of flight path angle needed for the terminal constraints. The inequality path constraints in the velocity-altitude space are translated into the velocity-dependent bounds for the magnitude of the bank angle based on the QEGC. The sign of the bank command is also analytically determined using an automated bank-reversal logic based on the dynamic adjustment criteria. Finally, a feasible three-degree-of-freedom (3DOF) entry flight trajectory is simultaneously generated by integrating with the real-time updated command. Because no iterations and no or few off-line parameter adjustments are required using almost all analytic processing, the algorithm provides remarkable simplicity, rapidity, and adaptability. A considerable range of entry flights using the vehicle data of the CAV-H is tested. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness and performance of the presented approach.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:20:00 +000
       
  • Distributed Analytical Formation Control and Cooperative Guidance for
           Gliding Vehicles

    • Abstract: This paper addresses the analytical formation control and cooperative guidance problem for multiple hypersonic gliding vehicles under distributed communication. The gliding flight of the hypersonic gliding vehicle is divided into formation control phase and time coordination phase. In formation control phase, based on the idea of path tracking, the formation controller is designed using the second-order consensus protocol with normal positions as the coordination variables. In time coordination phase, based on the quasi-equilibrium gliding condition and the assumption of uniform deceleration motion, the analytical expression of time to go is derived. Then, the cooperative guidance method is developed using the first-order consensus protocol with time to go as the coordination variable. The proposed method takes full consideration of the characteristics of hypersonic gliding vehicle, such as complex nonlinear dynamics, no thrust, and quasi-equilibrium gliding condition, and no online numerical iteration is needed, which is well applicable for hypersonic gliding vehicles. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the formation control and cooperative guidance method.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 12:50:01 +000
       
  • Testing Liquid Distribution in a Vane-Type Propellant Tank under
           Conditions of Microgravity Using a Drop Tower Test

    • Abstract: Propellant management devices (PMDs) are a key component used to manage liquid propellant in a propellant tank under zero gravity conditions. A microgravity drop tower test system was established to investigate the performance of a PMD. A single module was used for the experiments, and the microgravity level was less than . Anhydrous ethanol was used as the simulate liquid. Different volume fractions of liquid were used to study the influence of the PMD on performance management. Experiments were conducted with the position of the container oriented in different directions. Changes in the gas-liquid interface were studied during the test. This kind of vane transports liquid through the rectangular area between the vane and the wall. The velocity flows along the vane of different liquid volume fractions in the tank were different at the beginning () compared with the end of the test. The liquid relocation time was less than 0.8 s while the liquid volume fraction was larger than 25%. The liquid relocation time was prolonged when the liquid volume fraction was less than 25%. The liquid climbing height along the vane under microgravity increased as the volume fraction of liquid reduced. The climbing velocity of the liquid is half reduction when the liquid volume fraction is small. The time for the liquid transferred from the top of the tank to the liquid outlet can be obtained by climbing velocity. It shows that the maneuverability of the satellite decreases at the end of its life. The above results are applicable to all propellant tank with vertical vanes. These results provide a favorable reference for further optimized design of vertical vane-type propellant tanks.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 12:50:01 +000
       
  • Adaptive Backlash Compensation Method Based on Touch State Observation for
           a Solid Ducted Rocket

    • Abstract: A hysteresis model was built to describe the backlash of the flow regulator in a solid ducted rocket, and its influence on the engine control was also analyzed in this study. An adaptive backlash compensation method was proposed under two challenges: limited information and backlash state variation caused by the harsh environment in the gas generator. The touch state is designed and its observation is used to get the state of backlash, and a compensation control method using the existing information was carried out combined with the motion intention. This method greatly shortened the time during the transition and reduced the hysteresis effect on the control system. Furthermore, the compensation method is improved and acquires a self-learning ability, the compensation parameter changes adaptively during the process of flow regulation, and it is able to meet the challenge of an unknown and variable state of backlash. Finally, the validation of the compensation method was carried out with two simulations.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 03:35:00 +000
       
  • Attitude Active Disturbance Rejection Control of the Quadrotor and Its
           Parameter Tuning

    • Abstract: The internal uncertainty and external disturbance of the quadrotor will have a significant impact on flight control. Therefore, to improve the control system’s dynamic performance and robustness, the attitude active disturbance rejection controller (ADRC) of the quadrotor is established. Simultaneously, an adaptive genetic algorithm-particle swarm optimization (AGA-PSO) is used to optimize the controller parameters to solve the problem that the controller parameters are difficult to tune. The performance of the proposed ADRC is compared with that of the sliding mode controller (SMC). The simulations revealed that the dynamic performance and robustness of the ADRC is better than that of the SMC.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:05:00 +000
       
  • A Vortex Identification Method Based on Extreme Learning Machine

    • Abstract: Vortex identification and visualization are important means to understand the underlying physical mechanism of the flow field. Local vortex identification methods need to combine with the manual selection of the appropriate threshold, which leads to poor robustness. Global vortex identification methods are of high computational complexity and time-consuming. Machine learning methods are related to the size and shape of the flow field, which are weak in versatility and scalability. It cannot be extended and is suitable for flow fields of different sizes. Recently, proposed deep learning methods have long network training time and high computational complexity. Aiming at the above problems, we present a novel vortex identification method based on the Convolutional Neural Networks-Extreme Learning Machine (CNN-ELM). This method transforms the vortex identification problem into a binary classification problem, and can quickly, objectively, and robustly identify vortices from the flow field. A large number of experiments prove the effectiveness of our method, which can improve or supplement the shortcomings of existing methods.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:50:01 +000
       
  • Staring Imaging Real-Time Optimal Control Based on Neural Network

    • Abstract: In this paper, a real-time optimal attitude controller is designed for staring imaging, and the output command is based on future prediction. First, the mathematical model of staring imaging is established. Then, the structure of the optimal attitude controller is designed. The controller consists of a preprocessing algorithm and a neural network. Constructing the neural network requires training samples generated by optimization. The objective function in the optimization method takes the future control effect into account. The neural network is trained after sample creation to achieve real-time optimal control. Compared with the PID (proportional-integral-derivative) controller with the best combination of parameters, the neural network controller achieves better attitude pointing accuracy and pointing stability.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:35:02 +000
       
  • A Comparison Investigation on Cylinder Test in Different Ambient Media by
           Experiment and Numerical Simulation

    • Abstract: When the detonation reaction occurs after the charge in the warhead is ignited, the propagation of the detonation wave and the expansion of the detonation product will interact with the wrapped metallic shell and cause the shell material to accelerate, extremely deform, and eventually rupture, which is a typical strong fluid-structure interaction problem. In this paper, a comparison investigation on a cylinder test in different ambient media was implemented by experiment and numerical simulation, respectively. In the experimental test, the attention was paid to discussing the differences of the accelerating process of the cylinder metal wall, the expansion modes, and the fragment shape of the cylinder due to the medium with different shock wave impedance which surrounds the cylinder shell. For the numerical simulation, a coupling scheme of a meshless method and finite element method called the coupled finite element material point method was used to reproduce the cylinder expansion problem driven by explosive sliding detonation where the interaction between the cylinder wall and the explosive/detonation product is enforced by using a point-to-surface contact scheme to accurately achieve contact and separation between material particles and finite elements. Lastly, the macroscopic and microscopic states of the cylinder failure were compared and discussed for further discussion.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:20:02 +000
       
  • Finite-Time Antisaturation Tracking Control for Hypersonic Vehicle with
           Uncertain Dynamics

    • Abstract: This paper concentrates on the problem of finite-time altitude and velocity tracking control for hypersonic flight vehicles that encounter unmodeled dynamics and input saturations. An adaptive neural finite-time backstepping control strategy is constructed by designing modified virtual commands and compensation signals. The minimum learning parameter algorithm based on a radial basis function is employed to approximate the unknown dynamics with low computational burden. Furthermore, an auxiliary system is established to cope with the nonlinearity caused by actuator saturation. It is concluded by a Lyapunov-based analysis that the finite-time stability is guaranteed under the developed architecture. Finally, numeral simulation is provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:05:01 +000
       
  • An Improved Cooperative Control Method for Hybrid Unmanned Aerial-Ground
           System in Multitasks

    • Abstract: The cooperative control in complex multitasks using unmanned aerial vehicle and unmanned ground vehicle (UAV/UGV) is an important and challenging issue in the multirobot cooperative field. The main goal of the task studied in this paper is to minimize the time and energy consumed by the system to complete the assigned tasks. In this paper, a complex multitask problem using the hybrid UAV/UGV system is studied, which is divided into three stages, namely, the stage of finding the optimal locations of the relay stations for the UGV; the stage of solving the path planning problem for the UGV; and the stage of the task assignment for multi-UAVs. Furthermore, an improved integrated method is proposed to deal with the cooperative control problems in these three stages. Firstly, an adaptive clustering method is proposed to determine the locations of the UGV relay stations, and then an improved cuckoo search algorithm is used to find the shortest path for the UGV. Finally, a grouping method is presented to solve the multitask allocation problem of UAVs, based on an improved dynamic programming algorithm. In addition, some simulations are carried out and the results show that the proposed method has better performance when it comes to the time and energy consumption and can effectively guide the hybrid UAV/UGV system to carry out the complex multitasks.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:05:01 +000
       
  • Influence of the Reynolds Number on Transonic Tip Flow

    • Abstract: The tip flows in modern gas turbines are primarily transonic under realistic conditions and significantly impact the overall thrust performance and safety of the turbines. This study is aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying and controlling the tip flow characteristics. Particle image velocimetry (PIV) and Schlieren and oil flow visualizations were performed to reveal the basic structure of the tip flow fields. A computational fluid dynamics model was developed, and the experimental results validated its accuracy. FLUENT 18.0 was employed to apply the Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model and perform two-dimensional calculations that furthered the investigation. The PIV and Schlieren visualization results indicated that the tip flow accelerated rapidly to the transonic level at the gap inlet separation when the gap pressure ratio exceeded 2.0. Furthermore, an oblique shock wave was generated when the transonic tip flow reattached and then reflected within the gap. The oil flow visualization provided the corresponding boundary layer behavior on the bottom wall. Additionally, the computation of the transonic tip flow with respect to various sizes and pressure values demonstrated that the Reynolds number is the key parameter that controls the gap flow field. The flow similarity existed as long as the Reynolds number remained constant. An in-depth analysis of the simulation improved the model performance at predicting the inlet separation size, discharge coefficient, and friction coefficient based on the Reynolds number. The study results provide a reference for the design and testing of engine blade gaps in real-world conditions.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 08:35:00 +000
       
  • Fault Detection of Aircraft Control System Based on Negative Selection
           Algorithm

    • Abstract: The aircraft control system controls the whole flight movement process. Its fault detection can assist the aircraft PHM system in making decisions and completing the targeted maintenance, which is of great significance to improve the safety and reliability of the aircraft. In this paper, by taking advantage of the strong leaning and intelligent recognition ability and the characteristic of less information required in the negative selection artificial immune system, a fault detection method is proposed for aircraft control system based on negative selection algorithm. Basically, after extracting the fault characteristics from the aircraft flight parameters, the negative selection module is utilized to generate fault detectors to monitor the aircraft control system. Afterward, the hypothesis test is introduced to evaluate the detector coverage more efficiently, and the detector cover area is optimized by applying geometric mathematics in the optimization of the detector center position and radius. The method is verified by simulation of a certain aircraft control system, and the results show that it has a good detection effect on the system faults.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 10:35:01 +000
       
  • The Eu:CROPIS Mass Property Campaign: Trimming a Spin-Stabilized Compact
           Satellite for a Long-Term Artificial Gravity Experiment

    • Abstract: Eu:CROPIS (Euglena Combined Regenerative Organic Food Production in Space) is the first mission of DLR’s compact satellite program. The launch of Eu:CROPIS took place on December 3rd in 2018 on-board the Falcon 9 SSO-A mission. The satellite’s primary payload Eu:CROPIS features a biological experiment in the context of closed loop coupled life support systems. The Eu:CROPIS satellite mission uses spin stabilization along its -axis to provide defined acceleration levels for the primary and secondary payloads to simulate either a Moon or Mars gravity environment. For the payload performance, it is vital to achieve a minimum deviation between spacecraft -axis and the major moment of inertia (MoI) axis to minimize the offset of the envisaged acceleration levels. Specific moment of inertia ratios between the spin- and minor axes had to be maintained to allow the attitude control system to keep the satellite at a stable rotation despite environmental disturbances. This paper presents the adaptive and flexible trimming strategy applied during the flight model production, as well as the mass property measurement acceptance campaign and the respective results.
      PubDate: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 16:05:01 +000
       
  • Gliding-Guided Projectile Attitude Tracking Controller Design Based on
           Improved Adaptive Twisting Sliding Mode Algorithm

    • Abstract: The finite-time attitude tracking control for gliding-guided projectile with unmatched and matched disturbance is investigated. An adaptive variable observer is used to provide estimation for the unmeasured state which contains unmatched disturbance. Then, an improved adaptive twisting sliding mode algorithm is proposed to compensate for the matched disturbance dynamically with better transient quality. Finally, a proof of the finite-time convergence of the closed-loop system under the disturbance observer and the adaptive twisting sliding mode-based controller is derived using the Lyapunov technique. This attitude tracking control scheme does not require any information on the bounds of uncertainties. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed method which is able to acquire the minimum possible values of the control gains guaranteeing the finite-time convergence performs well in chattering attenuation and tracking precision.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 15:05:00 +000
       
  • Numerical Simulation of Fire Resistance Test for Gas Turbine Component
           Using Coupled CFD/FEM Approach

    • Abstract: The article presents the implementation of CFD/FEM approach for real oil tank of the gas turbine engine for the purposes of prediction of the component behavior under the local impact of a burner jet. The model takes into account heat and mass transfer problems as well as strength problems that are solved using a one way coupled fluid-structure interaction method. Results of the blind test simulation are compared and show good agreement with available experimental data.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:05:01 +000
       
  • Numerical Study on Regenerative Cooling Characteristics of Kerosene
           Scramjets

    • Abstract: The use of kerosene-based regenerative cooling for scramjet has been found widespread attention due to its inherent nature of high energy utilization efficiency and good thermal protection performance. In order to provide a reference for the later design and experiments, three-dimensional turbulence simulations and sensitivity analysis were performed to determine the effects of three operating mode parameters, heat flux, mass flow rate, and outlet pressure, on the regenerative cooling characteristics of kerosene scramjets. A single rectangular-shaped channel for regenerative cooling was assumed. The RNG k-ε turbulence model and kerosene cracking mechanism with single-step global reaction were applied for the supercritical-pressure heat transfer of kerosene flows in the channel. Conclusions can be drawn that as the kerosene temperature rises along the channel, the decrease of fluid density and viscosity contributes to increasing the fluid velocity and heat transfer. When the kerosene temperature is close to the pseudocritical temperature, the pyrolysis reaction results into the rapid increase of fluid velocity. However, the heat transfer deterioration occurs as the specific heat and thermal conductivity experience their turning points. The higher heat flux leads to lower heat transfer coefficient, and the latter stops rising when the wall temperature reaches the pseudocritical temperature. The same rising trend of the heat transfer coefficient is observed under different outlet pressures, but the heat transfer deterioration occurs earlier at smaller outlet pressure for the reason that the corresponding pseudocritical temperature decreases. The heat transfer coefficient increases significantly along with the rise of the mass flow rate, which is mainly attributable to the increase of Reynolds number. Quantitative results indicate that as the main influence factors, the heat flux and mass flow rate are respectively negatively and positively relative to the intensification of heat transfer, but outlet pressure always has little effects on cooling performance.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:05:01 +000
       
  • Disturbance Observer-Based Nonsingular Terminal Sliding Mode Control for
           Spacecraft Electromagnetic Docking

    • Abstract: This paper presents a novel nonlinear sliding mode control scheme that combines on-line model modification, a nonlinear sliding mode controller, and a disturbance observer to solve the essential problems in spacecraft electromagnetic docking control, such as model uncertainties, unknown external disturbances, and inherent strong nonlinearity and coupling. An improved far-field model of electromagnetic force which is much more accurate than the widely used far-field model is proposed to enable the model parameters to be on-line self-adjusting. Then, the relationship between magnetic moment allocation and energy consumption is derived, and the optimal direction of the magnetic moment vector is obtained. Based on the proposed improved far-field model and the research results of magnetic moment allocation law, a fast-nonsingular terminal mode controller driven by a disturbance observer is designed in the presence of model uncertainties and external disturbances. The proposed control method is guaranteed to be chattering-free and to possess superior properties such as finite-time convergence, high-precision tracking, and strong robustness. Two simulation scenarios are conducted to illustrate the necessity of modifying the far-field model and the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme. The simulation results indicate the realization of electromagnetic soft docking and validate the merits of the proposed control scheme. In the end of this paper, some conclusions are drawn.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:05:02 +000
       
  • Aerodynamic Characteristics of Helicopter with Ducted Fan Tail Rotor in
           Hover under Low-Speed Crosswind

    • Abstract: The tail rotor of a helicopter operating under low-speed crosswind undergoes highly complex flow due to the interaction between the main rotor, fuselage, and tail rotor system. In this study, numerical simulations have been conducted on the complete configuration of a helicopter with a ducted fan tail rotor system (comprising a main rotor, ducted fan tail rotor, fuselage, and empennage) to analyze the wake interaction in hovering flight under various crosswind directions. The flow characteristics around the tail rotor, the tail rotor thrust, and the yawing moment of the helicopter are investigated and evaluated. The aerodynamic forces are compared with those of a helicopter with an open-type tail rotor. The results indicate that the aerodynamic performance of the ducted fan tail rotor is highly affected by the wakes of both the main rotor and port wing. Nevertheless, the helicopter with a ducted fan tail rotor is observed to be much more directionally stable under various crosswind directions, than that with an open-type tail rotor. This is because the rotor is protected by the fixed part of the tail rotor system in the former case.
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:20:01 +000
       
  • Shape Optimization of the Cross-Section for Noncircular Hypersonic Missile
           Forebody

    • Abstract: In the hypersonic regime, noncircular missiles have attracted significant attention from researchers. The paper first summarizes the development and present situation of the noncircular missiles at home and abroad. Previous research found that the cross-section shape of missiles has a direct influence on the aerodynamics performance. To find the best cross-section shape in terms of lift-drag-ratio, an efficient and robust shape optimization framework is developed. Class/shape function transformation (CST) method and power-law curve are introduced to complete the parametric modeling of the noncircular missile. The evolutionary algorithm has been utilized to improve the optimization efficiency. A combination of script and journal files is written to automate the CAD loft, mesh generation, and CFD simulations process. Finally, the forebody section of a missile body is chosen as an example to deliver the whole optimization steps. The optimization results show that the lift-to-drag ratio increases from 1.8 to 2.4 when the hypersonic missile forebody cruises at the design condition. The results also demonstrate that the optimized configuration has a better aerodynamic performance than the original one over a wide speed range from Mach 2 to 8 and a wide attack of angle range from 0 to 30.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:05:01 +000
       
  • Effects of Chamber Width on H2/Air Rotating Detonations

    • Abstract: To get the effects of chamber width on the H2/Air rotating detonations, several models with different widths have been investigated. By using a one-step chemical reaction model, one wave is induced in all models. The chamber width has a significant effect on the flow field. When the chamber width is small, the variation of the flow field with the radius is not obvious. But when the width increases, the curvature of the detonation wave reflecting between the inner and outer walls at the head would become enlarged. The height of the detonation wave both on the inner wall and the outer wall has been presented. When the width reaches a limited value, the detonation wave cannot sustain on the inner wall. The normal velocity is used to characterize the detonation wave. The normal velocities on the outer wall and average diameter are almost the same. The former one is approximately the CJ value.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:35:00 +000
       
  • Prediction of High-Cycle Fatigue Performance of 1Cr11Ni2W2MoV Stainless
           Steel Plate after Foreign Object Damage

    • Abstract: High-cycle fatigue (HCF) properties of 1Cr11Ni2W2MoV stainless steel impacted by a high-speed steel ball were studied by the foreign object damage (FOD) test and HCF test. The results show that the damage depth has the most obvious effect on the HCF limit of notched flat plate specimens, and the fatigue limit decreases with the increase of depth . The microcharacteristics of the FOD notch and HCF fracture of 1Cr11Ni2W2MoV stainless steel were observed by a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results show that the microdamage features such as plastic deformation, loss of material, and microcracks promote the initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks, and the fatigue source area lies near the root of the notch. The Peterson formula and Worst Case Notch (WCN) mode were used to predict the HCF limit of flat plate specimens after FOD. The crack growth threshold was obtained by the crack growth test. The results show that the prediction results of both methods are conservative. For the notch with damage depth  mm, the prediction accuracy of the WCN model is higher (). For the notch with damage depth  mm, the prediction results of both methods have large errors (>30%) with the WCN model being slightly more accurate.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:05:01 +000
       
  • Analysis of the Influence of Trace Point Step-Jump Behavior

    • Abstract: To explore the influence of the trace point step-jump behavior on a terminal guidance system, an analysis is performed from the line-of-sight rate (LOS rate) and guidance accuracy views for designing an anti-step-jump guidance law. First, the linear terminal guidance model under the trace point jump circumstance is constructed, and then the fundamental reason for the miss distance is investigated by deriving the upper bound of the LOS rate at the initial step-jump moment. Following this, the novel proposed analytical differential adjoint model is established with the adjoint method, and its validity is demonstrated comparing with the numeric derivative model. Based on the adjoint model, the effects of the ratio coefficient, the time constant, and the jump amplitude on the guidance accuracy are explored. Finally, a novel anti-step-jump guidance law is designed to shorten the recovery time of the overload. The simulations have shown that the faster recovery time and higher accuracy are achieved in comparison with the proportional navigation guidance, optimal guidance, and adaptive sliding mode guidance.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 05:20:02 +000
       
  • Fully Parametric Optimization Designs of Wing Components

    • Abstract: An optimization technique called shape-linked optimization, which is different from the traditional optimization method, is introduced in this paper. The research introduces an updated wing optimization design in an effort to adapt to continuous structure changes and shapes while optimizing for a lighter weight of the structure. The changing tendencies of the thickness of wing skins and the cross-section areas of the wing beams are fitted to continuous polynomial functions, whose coefficients are designed as variables, which is a different engineering approach from the size variants of the thickness and the area in the traditional optimization. The structural strength, stiffness, and stability are constraints. Firstly, this research unearths the significance of utilizing a modernized optimization process which alters the production of the traditional 12 or over 12 segment wing design and applies new approaches and methods with less variables that contribute to expedited design cycles, decreased engineering and manufacturing expenditures, and a lighter weight aircraft with lower operating costs than the traditional design for the operators. And then, this paper exemplifies and illustrates the validity of the above claims in a detailed and systematic approach by comparing traditional and modernized optimization applications with a two-beam wing. Finally, this paper also proves that the new optimized structure parameters are easier than the size optimization to process and manufacture.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:50:02 +000
       
  • High-Order Hybrid WCNS-CPR Scheme for Shock Capturing of Conservation Laws

    • Abstract: By introducing hybrid technique into high-order CPR (correction procedure via reconstruction) scheme, a novel hybrid WCNS-CPR scheme is developed for efficient supersonic simulations. Firstly, a shock detector based on nonlinear weights is used to identify grid cells with high gradients or discontinuities throughout the whole flow field. Then, WCNS (weighted compact nonlinear scheme) is adopted to capture shocks in these areas, while the smooth area is calculated by CPR. A strategy to treat the interfaces of the two schemes is developed, which maintains high-order accuracy. Convergent order of accuracy and shock-capturing ability are tested in several numerical experiments; the results of which show that this hybrid scheme achieves expected high-order accuracy and high resolution, is robust in shock capturing, and has less computational cost compared to the WCNS.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:20:00 +000
       
  • Disturbance Observer-Based Adaptive Control of Hypersonic Vehicles with
           Constrained Actuators

    • Abstract: This study investigates an adaptive controller for the flexible air-breathing hypersonic vehicles (AHVs) subject to external disturbances and actuator constraints. The combination of nonlinear disturbance observer and adaptive mechanism is exploited to design an adaptive controller for each subsystem. For the velocity subsystem, an auxiliary system is employed to handle the scramjet input saturation issue. For the altitude subsystem, the magnitude/rate constraints and the dynamics of aerodynamic control surfaces are addressed by the control allocation module. Simulations show the effectiveness of the proposed control.
      PubDate: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 16:50:00 +000
       
  • Analytical Equations for Thermoacoustic Instability Sources and Acoustic
           Radiation from Reacting Turbulence

    • Abstract: We seek to ascertain and understand source terms that drive thermoacoustic instability and acoustic radiation. We present a new theory based on the decomposition of the Navier-Stokes equations coupled with the mass fraction equations. A series of solutions are presented via the method of the vector Green’s function. We identify both combustion-combustion and combustion-aerodynamic interaction source terms. Both classical combustion noise theory and classical Rayleigh criterion are recovered from the presently developed more general theory. An analytical spectral prediction method is presented, and the two-point source terms are consistent with Lord Rayleigh’s instability model. Particular correlations correspond to the source terms of Lighthill, which represent the noise from turbulence and additional terms for the noise from reacting flow.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:35:01 +000
       
  • A Comprehensive Review of Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion Systems

    • Abstract: To develop the satellites for a low-Earth-orbit environment, atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion (ABEP) systems have become more attractive to researchers in the past decade. The system can use atmospheric molecules as the propellant to provide thrust compensation, which can extend the lifetime of spacecraft (S/C). This comprehensive review reviews the efforts of previous researchers to develop concepts for ABEP systems. Different kinds of space propulsion system are analysed to determine the suitable propulsion for atmosphere-breathing S/C. Further discussion about ABEP systems shows the characteristic of different thrusters. The main performance of the ABEP system of previous studies is summarized, which provides further research avenues in the future. Results show great potential for thrust compensation from atmospheric molecules. However, the current studies show various limitations and are difficult to apply to space. The development of ABEP needs to solve some problems, such as the intake efficiency, ionization power, and electrode corrosion.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 17:05:01 +000
       
  • R-CNN-Based Satellite Components Detection in Optical Images

    • Abstract: The accurate detection of satellite components based on optical images can provide data support for aerospace missions such as pointing and tracking between satellites. However, the traditional target detection method is inefficient when performing calculations and has a low detection precision, especially when the attitude of the satellite and illumination conditions change considerably. To enable the precise detection of satellite components, we analyse the imaging characteristics of a satellite in space and propose a method to detect the satellite components. This approach is based on a regional-based convolutional neural network (R-CNN), and it can enable the accurate detection of various satellite components by using optical images. First, on the basis of the Mask R-CNN, we combine the DenseNet, ResNet, and FPN to construct a new feature extraction structure and obtain the R-CNN based satellite-component-detection model (RSD). The feature maps are extracted and concatenated at a deeper multiscale level, and the feature propagation between each layer is enhanced by providing a dense connection. Next, an information-rich satellite dataset is constructed, which is composed of images of various kinds of satellites from various perspectives and orbital positions. The detection model is trained and optimized on the constructed dataset to obtain the satellite component detection model. Finally, the proposed RSD model and original Mask R-CNN are tested on the same established test set. The experimental results show that the proposed detection model has higher precision, recall rate, and score. Therefore, the proposed approach can effectively detect satellite components, based on optical images.
      PubDate: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 17:35:01 +000
       
 
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