Abstract Title

Modeling, Validation, and Energy-Efficient Control of Six-Rotor Aircraft for Multi-Goal Inspection Missions

Faculty Mentor Name

Iacopo Gentillini and Ken Bordignon

Format Preference

Oral Presentation

Abstract

In multi-rotor, multi-goal, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) applications, it is often necessary to minimize energy consumption. A preliminary step towards this goal is to create an accurate dynamic model of the system at hand. In this research, a dynamic model of a six-rotor was developed. In addition, experimental wind tunnel data was incorporated into the model to better simulate the six-rotor hardware available. This model was then incorporated into a path planning genetic algorithm to develop nearenergy- optimal paths for six-rotor, multi-goal missions. A realistic scenario was also analyzed.

Ignite Grant Award

Arizona Space Grant Award

Location

AC1-118

Start Date

4-10-2015 12:45 PM

End Date

4-10-2015 1:00 PM

Share

COinS
 
Apr 10th, 12:45 PM Apr 10th, 1:00 PM

Modeling, Validation, and Energy-Efficient Control of Six-Rotor Aircraft for Multi-Goal Inspection Missions

AC1-118

In multi-rotor, multi-goal, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) applications, it is often necessary to minimize energy consumption. A preliminary step towards this goal is to create an accurate dynamic model of the system at hand. In this research, a dynamic model of a six-rotor was developed. In addition, experimental wind tunnel data was incorporated into the model to better simulate the six-rotor hardware available. This model was then incorporated into a path planning genetic algorithm to develop nearenergy- optimal paths for six-rotor, multi-goal missions. A realistic scenario was also analyzed.

Ignite Grant Award

Arizona Space Grant Award