Development of Tools and Methods for Autonomous Fixed-wing UAV Research

KHAN, Mahmud, ALBOUL, Lyuba and POTTS, Jonathan (2020). Development of Tools and Methods for Autonomous Fixed-wing UAV Research. In: UKRAS20 Conference: “Robots into the real world” Proceedings. EPSRC UK-RAS Network, 69-70.

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Development of tools and methods to aid in the research of fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is presented. A Remote-Controlled (RC) model aircraft is used as the target airframe. The flight simulator X-Plane 10 is used for the grey-box modelling and MATLAB/Simulink is used for the white-box modelling. XFLR5 is utilised to obtain crucial aerodynamic data. The process of constructing the flight model on X-Plane 10 via a set of software tools and the development of a 12-state, six-degrees-of-freedom MATLAB/Simulink based simulation are demonstrated. The method presented demonstrates useful applicability.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: UAV; HITL; GNC; Simulation; Modelling
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Page Range: 69-70
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 10:41
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 00:26

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