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Journal of Control Science and Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 6712602, 11 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6712602
Research Article

Planar Smooth Path Guidance Law for a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Parameter Tuned by Fuzzy Logic

1School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Longyan University, Fujian 364000, China
2Robotics Institute, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
3Science and Technology on Special System Simulation Laboratory, Beijing Simulation Center, Beijing 100854, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yang Chen; moc.361@7114gnaynehc

Received 16 November 2016; Accepted 21 February 2017; Published 26 March 2017

Academic Editor: William MacKunis

Copyright © 2017 Yang Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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