Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 91 - 97

Effects of Variable Arm Length on UAV Control Systems

Authors
M. Rizon1, *, C.K. Ang1, Mahmud Iwan Solihin1, Zuradzman Mohamad Razlan2, Hazy Desa2, Shahriman A. Bakar2, Wan Khairunizam2, Zunaidi Ibrahim3
1Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment, UCSI University, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia
2School of Mechatronic, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Arau, Perlis 02600, Malaysia
3Faculty of Technology, University of Sunderland, St Peter’s Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD, UK
*Corresponding author. Email: MohdRizon@ucsiuniversity.edu.my
Corresponding Author
M. Rizon
Received 4 November 2019, Accepted 16 April 2020, Available Online 3 June 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.k.200528.004How to use a DOI?
Keywords
UAV, quadrotor, moment of bending, arm length
Abstract

Quadrotor is a type of unmanned aerial vehicle that has been widely used in many applications, such as, policing, surveillance, aerial photography and agriculture. Conventionally, the control of quadrotor flight direction is accomplished by varying speeds of rotors or manipulating torques. In this paper, a novel mechanism is proposed. The mechanism uses stepper rotors to control the arm length for changing flight directions, while maintaining rotors’ speed at constant. This can be achieved using a mathematical analysis of relation between quadrotor arm length and moment of bending of various position of rotor. Analysis and simulation results have shown the change in arm length required to produce moment of bending for hovering, roll and pitch motion. Experimental results have shown that the new mechanism is able to carry more payloads which the rotor speed can be utilized fully at 100% while the flight direction is been controlled by changing of the arm length compared to conventional flight control mechanisms.

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Journal
Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life
Volume-Issue
7 - 2
Pages
91 - 97
Publication Date
2020/06
ISSN (Online)
2352-6386
ISSN (Print)
2405-9021
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.k.200528.004How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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AU  - Wan Khairunizam
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