An improved propulsion model for multi-rotor small unmanned aerial vehicles is developed by incorporating the effects of airflow speed, direction, rotor interaction and other phenomena related with particular configurations; elements which are lacking in typical models. Two applications are presented. The first is a propulsion envelope, which helps determining safe operating conditions for particular propulsion systems. The second application allows elucidating important dynamical phenomena that traditional models lack, including possible instability with closed-loop controllers.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering