GIRARDI DA VEIGA, Igor Caike (2016) Twister Aircraft : Mathematical Modeling, Aerodynamics and Control Systems for a Hybrid Drone with three flight modes and extended hover flight PRE - Research Project, ENSTA.

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Abstract

The objective of this project is to study the flight capabilities of a hybrid drone capable of extended hover with three flight modes: fixed-wing (classic airplane) and rotatory-wing (helicopter) and an innovative twister flight where the aircraft turns around its center of mass to act like a propeller. The specific objective was to enhance the flight time using the advantages of the rotatory-wing with the energetic versatility of the fixed-wing. The conceptual design was performed based on the aeronautical mission. A mathematical model, an aerodynamic analyze and a proof of concept by simulation were performed. A proposal of control system using PID to enable the twister flight was studied with satisfactory stabilization and performance. The transition process were studied: some strategies were proposed and its performances were simulated. A short study about the other two, widely studied, flight modes was perform and the project finalizes with an initial analyze of the efficiency gains with the twister flight and some information about the integration between the three flight modes in the future detailed design for the aircraft.

Item Type:Thesis (PRE - Research Project)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hybrid drone, extended hover, nonlinear control, embedded systems, aeronautical conceptual design.x
Subjects:Mathematics and Applications
ID Code:6758
Deposited By:Igor Caike Girardi Da Veiga
Deposited On:04 oct. 2016 15:51
Dernière modification:04 oct. 2016 15:51

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