Towards a high-end unmanned tri-TiltRotor: Design, modeling and hover control

Christos Papachristos, Kostas Alexis, Anthony Tzes

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Abstract

The design process, development considerations as well as hover modeling and control of a high-end capability unmanned Tri-TiltRotor aerial vehicle are the subjects of this article. Tilt-Rotor UAVs efficiently perform as fixed-wing air-craft and as rotorcrafts, being capable of both high-endurance high-speed flight as well as of vertical take-off and landing and precision manoeuvring. The additional integration of high-end computational power and sensors on such a type of aircraft provide a UAV platform with multiple operational usefulness capabilities. The system's hovering nonlinear dynamics and linearized model based on an identification of its actuation sub-system are presented, along with hovering attitude stabilization experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Conference Proceedings
Pages1579-1584
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 3 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

Name2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/3/127/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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