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Modelling and Transition flight control of Vertical Take-Off and Landing unmanned Tri-Tilting Rotor Aerial Vehicle

Hegde, Navya Thirumaleshwar and George, V I and Nayak, Gurudas C (2019) Modelling and Transition flight control of Vertical Take-Off and Landing unmanned Tri-Tilting Rotor Aerial Vehicle. In: Modelling and Transition flight control of Vertical Take-Off and Landing unmanned Tri-Tilting Rotor Aerial Vehicle, 12/06/2019, Coimbatore,Tamilnadu.

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Abstract

This paper explains the mathematical modelling and flight controller design for autonomous Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Tri-Tilt rotor hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). A tri Tilt rotor UAV is a combination of vertical flight performance of a helicopter and forward flight capability of an aircraft. The front two rotors are used to tilt from the horizontal position to the vertical and vice versa, and the third middle rotor is placed in the aft of centerline of fuselage with a lesser angle. UAVs can be classified into two main types, i.e., fixed-wing UAVs and VTOL UAVs. The mathematical model of the Tri Tilt rotor UAV using force and moment equations are derived for vertical take-off to horizontal flight and vice-versa using MATLAB/SIMULINK. The development of self-guided and fully autonomous UAVs would result in reducing the risk to human life. Civil applications include inspection of rescue teams, terrain, coasts, border patrol buildings, police, and pipelines. A Proportional-Derivative control approach is used to stabilize the altitude and attitude of the UAV. The results obtained from the simulation reveals that the proposed controller achieves robust stability, good adaptability and robust performance in the transition corridor.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unmanned Aerial vehicle, VTOL UAV, Tri Tiltrotor UAV, PD controller, Transition Modelling
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 10:29
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 10:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154103

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