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QUADROTOR FLIGHT IN CONSTRAINED ENVIRONMENTS NSF Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies

@inproceedings{Belatti2012QUADROTORFI,
  title={QUADROTOR FLIGHT IN CONSTRAINED ENVIRONMENTS NSF Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies},
  author={Thomas Belatti},
  year={2012}
}
Rotor aerodynamics is known to be significant in quadrotor flight [1]. We extend a previously proposed aerodynamic model which relates rotor thrust to rotor angular speed, relative velocity between the rotor plane of motion and the air, and proximity of both the ground and the ceiling. Our model adds the rotor angle of attack to this framework. We develop a simulation to demonstrate the effect of this model on quadrotor flight in a confined environment. We design and build a platform for… 

Research on Ceiling Effect of Quadrotor

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  • Engineering, Physics
    2017 IEEE 7th Annual International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER)
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TLDR
The aerodynamics model of the rotor undergoing a close interaction with the ceiling is formulated and the model is exercised through a series of simulations at different distances away from the fixed ceiling to verify the validity of the model.

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Nomenclature Ar = rotor disk area CD = sectional drag coefficient CD0 = zero-lift drag coefficient Clα = lift-curve slope CP = power coefficient CPi = induced power coefficient CP0 = profile power

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