Modelling and Simulation of Maritime UAV-VTOL Robot Flight Control
The Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Maritime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV) has a number of applications including surveillance, search & rescue and real-time communications within a maritime environment. The objectives of this work is to study, research, design and develop, up to implantation, methodologies to apply efficient Command, Control, Navigation and Avionics Scenarios for VTOL-UAV robot operations within maritime air environments. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the overall control system of a five-rotor MUAV and the theoretical analysis of the control system. The controller is derived from the Paparazzi system, which is an open source community hardware and software package for all forms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
D. L. Zhao and A. M. Anvar, "Modelling and Simulation of Maritime UAV-VTOL Robot Flight Control", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 152-154, pp. 1149-1154, 2012