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Modelling and Analysis of Vibrations in a UAV Helicopter with a Vision System

Marichal, N., Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Castillo Rivera, S. & Hernandez, A. (2012). Modelling and Analysis of Vibrations in a UAV Helicopter with a Vision System. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 9(5), article number 220. doi: 10.5772/52761


The analysis of the nature and damping of unwanted vibrations on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) helicopters are important tasks when images from on‐board vision systems are to be obtained. In this article, the authors model a UAV system, generate a range of vibrations originating in the main rotor and design a control methodology in order to damp these vibrations. The UAV is modelled using VehicleSim, the vibrations that appear on the fuselage are analysed to study their effects on the on‐board vision system by using Simmechanics software. Following this, the authors present a control method based on an Adaptive Neuro‐Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) to achieve satisfactory damping results over the vision system on board.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: UAV, Vibrations, Vision System, Damping
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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