Flying Robots

Stefan Leutenegger, Christoph Hürzeler, Amanda K. Stowers, Kostas Alexis, Markus W. Achtelik, David Lentink, Paul Y. Oh, Roland Siegwart

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Abstract

Unmanned aircraft systems (UASunmannedaircraft systems) have drawn increasing attention recently, owing to advancements in related research, technology, and applications. While having been deployed successfully in military scenarios for decades, civil use cases have lately been tackled by the robotics research community. This chapter overviews the core elements of this highly interdisciplinary field; the reader is guided through the design process of aerial robots for various applications starting with a qualitative characterization of different types of UAS. Design and modeling are closely related, forming a typically iterative process of drafting and analyzing the related properties. Therefore, we overview aerodynamics and dynamics, as well as their application to fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and flapping-wing UAS, including related analytical tools and practical guidelines. Respecting use-case-specific requirements and core autonomous robot demands, we finally provide guidelines to related system integration challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbooks
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages623-670
Number of pages48
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Handbooks
ISSN (Print)2522-8692
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8706

Keywords

  • Aerial Robots
  • Blade Element Momentum Theory (BEMT)
  • Reconnaissance, Surveillance, And Target Acquisition (RSTA)
  • Rotorcraft
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

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