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Hazelaar, Sander (author)
New insights into the landing behavior of bumblebees show an adaptive strategy where the optical flow expansion of the landing target is step-wise regulated. In this article, the potential benefits of this approach are studied by replicating the landing experiment with a quadrotor. To this end, an open-loop switching method is developed,...
master thesis 2024
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Villanueva Aguado, Mauro (author)
Executing quadrotor trajectories accurately and therefore safely is a challenging task. State-of-the-art adaptive controllers achieve impressive trajectory tracking results with slight performance degradation in varying winds or payloads, but at the cost of computational...
master thesis 2023
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Hoppenbrouwer, Tom (author)
Upon rotor loss, fault-tolerant quadrotors are subjected to a severe restriction of the set of attainable virtual controls, making them vulnerable to loss of control at high speed flight. Due to the high nonlinearity of the reduced attitude controller and incremental nature of the fault-tolerant controller, determination of the safe flight...
master thesis 2023
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Probst, Johanna (author)
Creating autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles for executing complex missions poses various challenges, including safe navigation in the presence of external wind disturbances. Most current navigation methods handle external wind disturbances through real-time estimation and rejection algorithms in the control stage, but lack safety guarantees in...
master thesis 2023
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Rol, Remy (author)
master thesis 2023
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Saify, Burhanuddin (author)
As quadrotors continue to become more popular for personal and commercial use, improving their safety is essential, especially in impaired operating states. With (asymmetric) blade damage (ABD) being a potentially dangerous type of impairment, it is beneficial to understand how it affects the dynamic behavior of a quadrotor. This research...
master thesis 2023
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Koster, Max (author)
In order to gain more insight into the effects of propeller ducts on quadrotors in forward flight, this research analyses flight data obtained from free flight tests, performed in the Cyberzoo and the Open Jet Facility of the TU Delft. Using a quadrotor platform with detachable propeller ducts, both trimmed forward flight tests and flights...
master thesis 2022
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Kaneko, Kei (author)
Flight envelope prediction is a challenging task where one of the difficulties is that widely used methods, like the level set methods, are impractical for systems with more than four coupled state dimensions due to the “curse of dimensionality”. Monte-Carlo simulation based approach suffers less from this, however a large number of simulations...
master thesis 2022
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Westenberger, Jelle (author), de Wagter, C. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Time-optimal model predictive control is important for achieving fast racing drones but is computationally intensive and thereby rarely used onboard small quadcopters with limited computational resources. In this work, we simplify the optimal control problem (OCP) of the position loop for several maneuvers by exploiting the fact that the...
journal article 2022
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van Beers, Jasper (author)
As research endeavours and commercial applications demand more of the quadrotor, it is only natural to develop models which can facilitate this. Currently, analytical descriptions of the quadrotor are rudimentary and most data-driven quadrotor models are identified from flight data collected indoors. Therefore, existing quadrotor models are...
master thesis 2021
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Sun, S. (author)
As Multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, are gradually becoming more popular in civilian applications, the safety of these flying machines becomes a significant concern. Such drones are powered by multiple rotors to generate lift and control torques. Hence, the failure of rotors can severely threaten their flying safety. Direct...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Benders, Dennis (author)
Recent developments in neuroscience research, mainly introduced by neuroscientist Karl J. Friston, have resulted in a concept called the Free Energy Principle (FEP). The FEP is a brain theory unifying action, perception and learning. An important observation is that autonomous robots have to perform similar tasks to the human brain. Therefore,...
master thesis 2020
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Narasimhan, Abishek (author)
The thesis aims to develop a Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) architecture, for the case of a damaged actuator for a multirotor that can be applied across multirotor platforms based on their Attainable Virtual Control Set (AVCS). The research is aimed to study the AVCS and identify the parameters that limit the controllability of multirotor UAV post...
master thesis 2020
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Yuan, Haoran (author)
The control of aircraft can be carried out by Reinforcement Learning agents; however, the difficulty of obtaining sufficient training samples often makes this approach infeasible. Demonstrations can be used to facilitate the learning process, yet algorithms such as Apprenticeship Learning generally fail to produce a policy that outperforms the...
master thesis 2019
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Stroobants, Stein (author)
Accurate indoor localization is essential for autonomous robotic agents to perform tasks ranging from warehouse management to remote sensing in greenhouses. Recently Ultra Wideband (UWB) distance measurements have been used to estimate position and velocity indoors. These UWB-measurements are known to be corrupted by a varying bias. Besides,...
master thesis 2019
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Wang, Xuerui (author)
The swift growth of air traffic volume stresses the importance of flight safety enhancement. Statistical data shows that fly-by-wire technology with automatic flight control systems can effectively reduce the fatal accident rate of loss of control in-flight. Although the dynamics of an aircraft are nonlinear and time-varying, it is common...
doctoral thesis 2019
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van Dam, Geart (author)
This research investigates and proposes a new method for obstacle detection and avoidance on quadrotors. One that does not require the addition of any sensors, but relies solely on measurements from the accelerometer and rotor controllers. The detection of obstacles is based on the principle that the airflow around a quadrotor changes when the...
master thesis 2019
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Schilder, Rudi (author)
To aid in the continued effort of making unmanned flight safer, this paper presents the experimenting effort towards determining aerodynamic forces on a off-the-shelf quad-rotor under compromised circumstances. For the first time an Incremented Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion controller is used for compromised flight in wind tunnel conditions. For...
master thesis 2019
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Li, S. (author), de Wagter, C. (author), de Visser, C.C. (author), Chu, Q. P. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
High-speed flight in GPS-denied environments is currently an important frontier in the research on autonomous flight of micro air vehicles. Autonomous drone races stimulate the advances in this area by representing a very challenging case with tight turns, texture-less floors, and dynamic spectators around the track. These properties hamper...
journal article 2019
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Wang, Xuerui (author), Sun, S. (author), van Kampen, E. (author), Chu, Q. P. (author)
This paper proposes an Incremental Sliding Mode Control driven by Sliding Mode Disturbance Observers (INDI-SMC/SMDO), with application to a quadrotor fault tolerant control problem. By designing the SMC/SMDO based on the control structure of the sensor-based Incremental Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (INDI), instead of the model-based Nonlinear...
journal article 2019
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