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Integrated Modelling and Static Experiment of a Novel Tandem Ducted Fan Flying Robot

Lei Liu, Changle Xiang, Bin Xu, Wei Fan
2019 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
This paper puts forward a novel tandem ducted fan flying robot which has nice passivity and compact structure aiming at operating in complicated and dangerous environment.  ...  dynamic model of the ducted fan flying robot is established.  ...  Acknowledgments This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 51505031.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1267/1/012080 fatcat:q5mflf47ize63cztm5ww4ztyaq

Neural-Networks Control for Hover to High-Speed-Level-Flight Transition of Ducted Fan UAV With Provable Stability

Zihuan Cheng, Hailong Pei, Shuai Li
2020 IEEE Access  
In this paper, we focus on the transition control of a ducted fan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).  ...  In prior, we derive the nonlinear system model of the aircraft full-envelope dynamics. Then, we propose a novel neural-networks-based control scheme and apply it on the underactuated aircraft system.  ...  The typical configuration of a ducted fan contains one duct-fan and four control surfaces.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2997877 fatcat:yqxuunvi7rek5a4bwag5sxdfuq

Review of Electrically Powered Propulsion for Aircraft

Robert Cameron Bolam, Yuriy Vagapov, Alecksey Anuchin
2018 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)  
A comparison is provided of differing propulsion mechanisms such as propellers, open fans, ducted fans, multi-stage rim driven fans and distributed thrust designs and their suitability to particular flight  ...  This paper presents a review of the state-of-the-art in aircraft electrical propulsion technology.  ...  Electrically driven ducted fan aircraft designs have been studied for both manned and unmanned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft applications [14] , [15] and extensive computational fluid  ... 
doi:10.1109/upec.2018.8541945 fatcat:j5uo5dia5rg4tivgtgpsbykvhy

2011 Journal of Aircraft Subject Index

2011 Journal of Aircraft  
Landing Aircraft C11-050 Ducted-Fan Force and Moment Control via Steady and Synthetic Jets C11-138 Boundary-Layer Suction System De- sign for Laminar-Flying-Wing Aircraft Structural Design (Including  ...  Model for Morphing Laminar Wing Optimization in a Wind Tunnel C11-050 Ducted-Fan Force and Moment Control via Steady and Synthetic Jets C11-075 Aerodynamic Characteristics of High- Lift Devices with Downward  ... 
doi:10.2514/1.56714 fatcat:fhwxc7yurzbkpbdyu6tt2gus4e

Implementation of electrical rim driven fan technology to small unmanned aircraft

Robert Cameron Bolam, Yuriy Vagapov
2017 2017 Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA)  
advantages and could inspire the design of novel high-speed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle configurations powered by hub-less, multi-stage contra-rotating electrical fan-compressors.  ...  It was demonstrated that Rim Driven Fan technology could be successfully applied to lift and propel a Small Unmanned Aircraft.  ...  and more recently a team of engineers from the NASA Glenn Research Center [6] have studied a conceptual design of a 32 inch diameter levitated ducted fan intended for aircraft propulsion.  ... 
doi:10.1109/itecha.2017.8101907 fatcat:wualn4g2b5ejdoyhyqgmykf4nu

Subject Index of Chinese Journal of Aeronautics (2015)

2015 Chinese Journal of Aeronautics  
Jiang Dynamics modeling and control of a transport aircraft for ultra-low altitude airdrop . . . R. Liu, X. Sun and W.  ...  Chen (1629) A systematic method of smooth switching LPV controllers design for a morphing aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1000-9361(16)00003-0 fatcat:x6iyamqiizfyzder62des3tj34

Conceptual Design Of A Novel Variable Cycle Quiet Power And Propulsion System For Unmanned Aircraft Application

David R. Ransom
2018 Zenodo  
The hybrid system concept can consist of an electric propulsion system (i.e. a ducted fan) and a fuel to electric system (i.e. gas turbine generator).  ...  This paper presents a novel concept in which the power and propulsion system designs are integrated to result in a significant improvement in overall system weight as compared to the current state of the  ...  INTRODUCTION A hybrid Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) architecture concept is currently considered a viable method for obtaining a quiet vehicle when quiet is necessary.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1341088 fatcat:ck46jxlljfclzgnz5wxgfrsvd4

Study on Ducted Vertical Take-Off and Landing Fixed-Wing UAV Dynamics Modeling and Transition Corridor

Chunyang Wang, Zhou Zhou, Rui Wang, You Ding
2021 Applied Sciences  
The method for establishing the model is based on a reasonable match of the power and aerodynamic force of this type of UAV.  ...  The influence of the overall parameters and energy parameters of the UAV on the deflection angle–speed envelope of the ducted lift-increasing system is analyzed, and a method is proposed to expand the  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app112110422 fatcat:ldsuchj36jcutk74ns7rxxjj4m

Design and development of a novel triphibian quadcopter

T Prajwal Shenoy, K Praveen Shenoy, Lukhman Khan, Sabdar Aziz, Sayed Afran, Kamlesh Kumar
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
In this paper, design and development of a novel unmanned multimodal vehicle is presented that can travel in air, land and water, also called a as a triphibian quadcopter which would prove beneficial in  ...  The vehicle is essentially a mix of unmanned aerial vehicle, unmanned ground vehicle and unmanned surface vehicle and is equipped with mechanisms to travel in land, air and water at the will of the operator  ...  Acknowledgement The above mentioned prototype is a part of graduate project developed under the guidance and immense support from the Faculty of Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Manipal University  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i2.21.11822 fatcat:rstukn6xijcnrnntxrml5zc3xe

Development of Add-On Planar Translational Driving System for Aerial Manipulation with Multirotor Platform

Ryo Miyazaki, Hannibal Paul, Kazuhiro Shimonomura
2021 Applied Sciences  
The device is lightweight and consists of three ducted fans controlled via an on-board CPU.  ...  In this paper, we mainly show the design, modeling, and control of the ATD. Several preliminary experiments were performed to verify the positioning accuracy and effectiveness of the system.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11041462 fatcat:fhbqujr635bg7ovd56sg6ywzc4

Pendulum-like oscillation controller for micro aerial vehicle with ducted fan based on LQR and PSO

HaiBin Duan, ChangHao Sun
2012 Science China Technological Sciences  
Pendulum-like oscillation controller for micro aerial vehicle with ducted fan based on LQR and PSO.  ...  This paper describes a novel type of pendulum-like oscillation controller for micro air vehicle (MAV) hover and stare state in the presence of external disturbances, which is based on linear-quadratic  ...  This work focuses on a particular kind of MAV, which is driven by a rotor and a ducted-fan, and proposes a combination control law design approach to stabilize the hover and stare pendulum-like oscillation  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11431-012-5065-5 fatcat:6u7xbgbcnvdzhn5wba366drxmi

Propulsion Sizing Correlations for Electrical and Fuel Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Victor Alulema, Esteban Valencia, Edgar Cando, Victor Hidalgo, Dario Rodriguez
2021 Aerospace (Basel)  
Despite the increasing demand of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for a wide range of civil applications, there are few methodologies for their initial sizing.  ...  Furthermore, a flowchart for the implementation of the correlations in the UAV design procedure and two practical examples are provided to highlight their usability.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/aerospace8070171 fatcat:ap67qixowbhxrny2x3luldb6hy

Robust Control of an Aerial Manipulator Interacting with the Environment

R. Naldi, A. Macchelli, N. Mimmo, L. Marconi
2018 IFAC-PapersOnLine  
This paper deals with the problem of modelling and controlling a vertical take-off and landing aircraft equipped with a lightweight robotic arm.  ...  Abstract: This paper deals with the problem of modelling and controlling a vertical take-off and landing aircraft equipped with a lightweight robotic arm.  ...  DYNAMICAL MODEL OF THE AERIAL MANIPULATOR The prototype considered in this work is the ducted-fan aircraft presented in Naldi and Marconi (2014) equipped with a manipulator (see Fig. 1 ).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.07.335 fatcat:cflipgboojhcjf3m656muelovq

An Innovative Control Allocation Framework for a Novel Tiltrotor Aircraft

Yifan Xu, Qian Zhang, Zelong Yu
2020 IEEE Access  
This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior to final publication.  ...  Problem Formulation A. Tiltrotor Aircraft Configuration The 3-D model of the novel tiltrotor and corresponding control effectors are presented in Figure 1 .  ...  The effectiveness of deflection angle of ducted fan b A is degressive due to the reduced trimming force of ducted fan.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3041855 fatcat:45wjmqtrbza7fgd4gxokymn62q

Preliminary Design of a Small Unmanned Battery Powered Tailsitter

Bo Wang, Zhongxi Hou, Zhaowei Liu, Qingyang Chen, Xiongfeng Zhu
2016 International Journal of Aerospace Engineering  
This paper presents a preliminary design methodology for small unmanned battery powered tailsitters.  ...  The design methodology can be used to determine key parameters and make necessary preparations for detailed design and vehicle realization of small battery powered tailsitters.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge the support provided by the Aeronautical Science Foundation of China under Grant no. 20145788006.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/3570581 fatcat:yb26wylyxvc4jmqgishzukljwq
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