Hovering Control of a Tilt-Wing UAV

2019-09-20
Çakır, Hasan
Kurtuluş, Dilek Funda
In this study, the design and analysis of hovering controller of an UAV which is capable of doing vertical take-off and landing using the fixed six rotors placed on the tilt-wing and tilt-tail will be explained. The aircraft will have four rotors on the wing and two rotors on the tail. The main wing and horizontal tail will be capable of 90° tilting. Whole flight is separated into three flight modes, which are VTOL, Transition and Forward Flight, to have a robust control on aircraft. Only hover control of the VTOL mode will be explained in this study. Both aerodynamic and thrust forces will be used to control the aircraft during VTOL mode. MATLAB/Simulink simulations will be employed to show that the aircraft is capable of VTOL. By means of this study, it is aimed to bring an aircraft, which is capable of taking off from all platforms and reconnaissance and surveillance thanks to its hovering capability, in use.

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Citation Formats
H. Çakır and D. F. Kurtuluş, “Hovering Control of a Tilt-Wing UAV,” presented at the 10th Ankara International Aerospace Conference (18 - 20 Eylül 2019), Ankara, Türkiye, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/72422.