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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 635395, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/635395
Research Article

Trajectory Optimization for a Cruising Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Attacking a Target at Back Slope While Subjected to a Wind Gradient

1School of Mechatronical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Beijing 100076, China

Received 5 January 2015; Accepted 11 June 2015

Academic Editor: Andrzej Swierniak

Copyright © 2015 Tieying Jiang 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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