A review on the platform design, dynamic modeling and control of hybrid UAVs

  title={A review on the platform design, dynamic modeling and control of hybrid UAVs},
  author={Adnan S. Saeed and Ahmad Bani Younes and Shafiqul Islam and Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias and Lakmal D. Seneviratne and Guowei Cai},
  journal={2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)},
  • Adnan S. Saeed, A. Younes, G. Cai
  • Published 9 June 2015
  • Computer Science
  • 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)
This article presents a review on the platform design, dynamic modeling and control of hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). For now, miniature UAVs which have experienced a tremendous development are dominated by two main types, i.e., fixed-wing UAV and Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAV, each of which, however, has its own inherent limitations on such as flexibility, payload, axnd endurance. Enhanced popularity and interest are recently gained by a newer type of UAVs, named hybrid UAV… 

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