Dynamics and control of a VTOL quad-thrust aerial robot

Cubero, Samuel N. and Portlock, Joshua N. (2008) Dynamics and control of a VTOL quad-thrust aerial robot. In: Mechatronics and machine vision in practice. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 27-40. ISBN 978-3-540-74026-1

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Some possible useful applications for Vertical Take-Off & Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) include remote video surveillance by security personnel, scouting missions or munitions delivery for the military, filming sports events or movies from almost any angle and transporting or controlling equipment. This paper describes the design, control and performance of a low-cost VTOL quadrotor UAV, known as the QTAR (Quad Thrust Aerial Robot).

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2008 Springer-Verlag. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Author version deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2008 16:11
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 02:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: military aircraft; vertical take off; video surveillance; aerial surveillance
Fields of Research : ?? 913 ??
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091303 Autonomous Vehicles
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090104 Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810104 Emerging Defence Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74027-8_3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9833

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