Transitional flight simulations for a tilted quadrotor with a fixed-wing

Yoshikazu Nakamura, Atsushi Arakawa, Keigo Watanabe, Isaku Nagai

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Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) attract attention as applications such as information gathering and goods transportation in the event of a disaster. A UAV with tiltable rotors have been developed especially for achieving both vertical takeoff and landing and high speed flight. In this research, it aims to develop a quadrotor equipped with four tilt-rotors and a fixed-wing. In this paper, we first describe the overview of the airframe dealt with in this research. Next, we explain the transition flight to move from a hovering to a level flight. After that, a PD controller for the transition flight is designed, it is verified by simulations that the airframe can perform a transition flight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1829-1836
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538660720
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2018
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2018 - Changchun, China
Duration: Aug 5 2018Aug 8 2018

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2018
CountryChina
CityChangchun
Period8/5/188/8/18

Keywords

  • Fixed-wing
  • Quadrotor
  • Tilt-rotor
  • UAV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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    Nakamura, Y., Arakawa, A., Watanabe, K., & Nagai, I. (2018). Transitional flight simulations for a tilted quadrotor with a fixed-wing. In Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2018 (pp. 1829-1836). [8484666] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2018.8484666