Control System Design of a Vertical Take-off and Landing Fixed-Wing UAV


Cakici F., LEBLEBİCİOĞLU M. K.

14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS), İstanbul, Türkiye, 18 - 20 Mayıs 2016, cilt.49, ss.267-272 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.07.045
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.267-272

Özet

In this study, design and implementation of control system of a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vechicle (UAV) with level flight capability is considered. The platform structure includes both multirotor and fixed-wing (FW) conventional aircraft control surfaces: therefore named as VTOL-FW. The proposed method includes implementation of multirotor and airplane controllers and design of an algorithm to switch between them in achieving transitions between VTOL and FW flight modes. Thus, VTOL-FW UAV's flight characteristics are expected to be improved by enabling agile maneuvers, increasing survivability and exploiting full flight envelope capabilities. (C) 2016, IFAC (International Federation of Antomatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.