Cevdet Hancer

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This paper presents aerodynamic and mechanical design, prototyping and flight control system design of a new unmanned aerial vehicle SUAVI (Sabanci University Unmanned Aerial VehIcle). SUAVI is an electric powered quad tilt-wing UAV that is capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) like a helicopter and long duration horizontal flight like an airplane.(More)
In this paper, the mechanical and aerodynamic design, carbon composite production, hierarchical control system design and vertical flight tests of a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is capable of VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) like a helicopter and long range horizontal flight like an airplane, are presented. Real flight tests show that the(More)
We present our ongoing work on the development of a new quadrotor aerial vehicle which has a tilt-wing mechanism. The vehicle is capable of take-off/landing in vertical flight mode (VTOL) and flying over long distances in horizontal flight mode. Full dynamic model of the vehicle is derived using Newton-Euler formulation. Linear and nonlinear controllers for(More)
This paper presents a robust position controller for a tilt-wing quadrotor to track desired trajectories under external wind and aerodynamic disturbances. Wind effects are modeled using Dryden model and are included in the dynamic model of the vehicle. Robust position control is achieved by introducing a disturbance observer which estimates the total(More)
This paper presents a mathematical model and vertical flight control algorithms for a new tilt-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The vehicle is capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Due to its tilt-wing structure, it can also fly horizontally. The mathematical model of the vehicle is obtained using Newton-Euler formulation. A gravity(More)
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