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Gäbel, M. (author), Krüger, T. (author), Bestmann, U. (author)
This paper describes the hardware components and the embedded software of a self-designed unmanned aerial system (UAS) to fulfill the task of an autonomous indoor exploration. The project, the paper is based on, was conducted at the University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology by students and scientific researchers studying and working...
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Vaswani, V. (author), Loh, S. (author), Tan, B. (author), Singh, K. (author), Srigrarom, S. (author)
Historically, helicopters with four rotors (quad-rotors) have been very uncommon, mainly due to the fact that most of the common payloads could be lifted using one or two rotors. However, the quad-rotor possesses some special characteristics that make it attractive. One would be the superior payload capacity. Two, is the simplicity of the...
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Chand, A.N. (author), Kawanishi, M. (author), Narikiyo, T. (author)
The design of a relatively new genre of aerial robots—a full-scale, bird-like flapping wing flying robot—is analyzed, modelled and validated through real experiments in this paper. Quaternions are used instead of Euler angles in the dynamical model to represent the flying robot orientation in 3D space in order to realize smoother rotational...
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Karasek, M. (author), Hua, A. (author), Nan, Y. (author), Lalami, M. (author), Preumont, A. (author)
Hovering flapping flight is inherently unstable and needs to be stabilized actively. We present a control mechanism that modulates independently the wing flapping amplitude and offset by displacing joints of a flapping linkage mechanism. We demonstrate its performance by high speed camera recordings of the wing motion as well as by direct...
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Olivares-Mendez, M.A. (author), Kannan, S. (author), Voos, H. (author)
This paper focuses on the use of the Virtual Robotics Experimental Platform (V-REP) and the Robotics Operative System (ROS) working in parallel for design, test, and tuning of a vision based control system to command an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Here, is presented how to configure the V-REP, and ROS to work in parallel, and how to use the...
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Serokhvostov, S.V. (author), Ageev, N.D. (author), Arkhipov, M.E. (author)
Investigated is the ability of the usage of small height ducted fans in multicopters for increase in the hover time and protecting the propellers and surrounding. A set of numerical and experimental investigations concerning duct aerodynamics and efficiency of electrical part (drive, speed controller, accumulator) was conducted. The effects of...
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Hattenberger, G. (author), Bronz, M. (author), Gorraz, M. (author)
This paper presents an overview of the Paparazzi UAV system and its recent use in scientific research. Paparazzi is an open-source project that aims at providing a complete solution to fly fixedwing aircraft and rotorcrafts. Several hardware boards and sensors are also developed within the project. Since several years, it has been used by...
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Wang, Q. (author), Goosen, J.F.L. (author), Van Keulen, F. (author)
As one of the most important components of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle (FWMAV), the design of an energy-efficient flapping-wing has been a research interest recently. Research on insect flight from different perspectives has been carried out, mainly with regard to wing morphology, flapping kinematics, and unsteady aerodynamics. However,...
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Bin Jumat, M.R. (author), Srigrarom, S. (author)
This paper describes the design, build and fly University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) flapping wing MAVs using fabrication method such as laser cutting and Rapid Prototyping. The first prototype was made from acrylic using a laser cutting machine. The material was strong however it was brittle. The wings were made up of carbon rods and kite...
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Gaissert, N. (author), Mugrauer, R. (author), Mugrauer, G. (author), Jebens, A. (author), Jebens, K. (author), Rabe, C. (author), Knubben, E.M. (author)
Here we present a new design for humanfriendly UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Contrary to conventional UAVs like gyrocopters or quadrocopters, the so called eMotionSpheres feature high process stability, long endurance and furthermore allow for a safe human-machine interaction. Since these features are essential for UAVs used in a production...
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Shilov, K. (author)
The present article contains the most recent and significant results of the author’s work in the field of autonomous flight control system for multirotors. The work is based on author’s custom designed autopilot called SmartAP. By the moment, the system has two generations - version 1.0 released in 2012 and version 2.0 released recently in 2014....
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Wang, Y. (author), Chen, W. (author), Wang, H. (author), Li, R. (author)
In this paper, a steady 3D numerical study has been conducted on a 90 mm counter rotating lift fan to investigate its aerodynamic performance. The effect of axial distance between the fans and rotor speed are studied. A low thrust generation has been revealed from the simulation results due to the unfavourable working condition for the upstream...
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Fuchs, C. (author), Borst, C. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Van Paassen, M.M. (author), Mulder, M. (author)
This research employs ecological interface design to improve the human machine interface of an existing ground control station for the supervisory control of UAV swarms. As a case study, a general ground surveillance mission with four UAVs is envisioned. An analysis of the swarming work domain is performed to generate a reduced set of means-end...
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Lu, P. (author), Van Kampen, E.-J. (author), Yu, B. (author)
This paper presents a method for fault detection and diagnosis of actuator loss of effectiveness for a quadrotor helicopter. This paper not only considers the detection of the actuator loss of effectiveness faults, but also addresses the diagnosis of the faults. The detection and estimation of the faults are performed by the Augmented Extended...
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Fuller, S.B. (author), Helbling, E.F. (author), Chirarattananon, P. (author), Wood, R.J. (author)
Creating an autonomous flying vehicle the size of a honeybee presents a number of technical challenges because of its small scale. As vehicle wingspan diminishes, angular acceleration rates increase, necessitating sensing and control systems with high bandwidth. Hovering demonstrations have so far required feedback from highspeed motion capture...
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Smeur, E.J.J. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Remes, B. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), Van der Horst, E. (author)
The concept of an aircraft capable of both hover as well as fast forward flight (hybrid) has recently been implemented on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Hybrid UAVs combine hover capability with long range and endurance. As UAVs are often required to operate without human intervention, there is a call for autonomous guidance of hybrid UAVs....
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Kimura, M. (author), Shibasaki, R. (author), Shao, X. (author), Nagai, M. (author)
This paper proposes a method to detect dynamic objects in the images obtained by a small UAV. Two geometric constraints in multi-view images are used to classify each of the extracted featurepoints as static or dynamic. The first constraint is the epipolar constraint which requires static points to lie on the corresponding epipolar lines in the...
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Melin, J. (author), Lauri, M. (author), Ritala, R. (author)
We construct a stereo vision system mounted on a micro air vehicle applying two high resolution consumer grade cameras. The system hardware and mechanical configuration are presented. A novel image processing algorithm specifically suited for high resolution stereo images is described, and its properties are discussed. Empirical data from...
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Ng, A. (author), Foo, Q. (author), Jumat, R. (author), Victor, T.R. (author), Koh, W.C. (author), Srigrarom, S. (author)
At the University of Glasgow, we have been developing the swarm of autonomous micro-unmanned aerial vehicle (?-UAVs), as a part of team projects of the final yearproject design course: Aerospace Systems Design Project 4for our BEng in Aerospace Systems program. For our Singapore campus, where similar course is conducted, the platform chosen is...
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(author), Editors: De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Van Kampen, E. (author), De Wagter, C. (author)
These proceedings contain the peer-reviewed scientific papers and the technical papers presented at the IMAV 2014. The topics of these papers range from the design of human-friendly UAVs to a novel pitch and roll mechanism for controlling a flapping wing MAV. Together, the papers give an overview of the current state-of-the-art of the field of...
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