Vertical landing of a fixed-wing UAV using the flat spin

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Abstract

This paper studies a feasibility of a novel landing method especially in a limited space for an ordinary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) using the flat spin. Use of the combination of an all-flying tail with large deflection angle has been found effective for quick intentional flat spin entry, and the higher propeller rotational speed as well as the high all-flying tail deflection angle has been also found effective for flatter or even positive pitch attitude during the spin. One of the key issues to realize flat-spin landing is to control its descent path toward the desired landing point. The influences of change in pitch attitude on the descent path are examined in flight tests, and the periodic pitch attitude change caused by the deflection of the all-flying tail with full throttle was found effective for the descent path control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018
PublisherInternational Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9783932182884
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Duration: Sep 9 2018Sep 14 2018

Publication series

Name31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018

Other

Other31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018
CountryBrazil
CityBelo Horizonte
Period9/9/189/14/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Higashino, S-I., & Nakama, K. (2018). Vertical landing of a fixed-wing UAV using the flat spin. In 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018 (31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018). International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences.