An improved propulsion model for multirotor small unmanned aerial vehicles is developed by incorporating the effects of airflow speed, direction, rotor interaction, and other phenomena related to particular configurations, which are elements that 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.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Universidad de Monterrey.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering