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

Navya Thirumaleshwar Hegde, V. I. George, C. Gurudas Nayak

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages590-594
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728101675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2019
Event3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019 - Coimbatore, India
Duration: 12-06-201914-06-2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019
CountryIndia
CityCoimbatore
Period12-06-1914-06-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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    Hegde, N. T., George, V. I., & Nayak, C. G. (2019). Modelling and Transition flight control of Vertical Take-Off and Landing unmanned Tri-Tilting Rotor Aerial Vehicle. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019 (pp. 590-594). [8821804] (Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECA.2019.8821804