Aerial Worker for Skyscraper Fire Fighting using a Water-Jetpack Inspired Approach

Dimitris Chaikalis, Anthony Tzes, Farshad Khorrami

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Abstract

This article is concerned with the utilization of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) for fire fighting purposes in skyscrapers. The water is supplied to these systems through a hose using a water pump in a similar manner as in hydroflight sports. The UAS utilizes this hydro-propulsion to lift the water hose and the water present in it, thus extending its flight time. An adaptive backstepping controller is employed for controlling the water jet in the yaw axis, while considering as disturbance the forces acting along its roll and pitch axes. Simulation results highlighting the system's performance against forces acting on its center of mass are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1392-1397
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728142777
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Event2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2020 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 1 2020Sep 4 2020

Publication series

Name2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2020

Conference

Conference2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2020
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/1/209/4/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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