Model Predictive Control of a Hybrid VA v for Parcel Delivery Applications

Turan Konyalioglu, Sinan Alnipak, Erdinc Altug*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Within the last decade, e-commerce has increased at an extraordinary level. The widespread use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VAVs) in the logistics sector can reduce traffic density, improve delivery time, and can provide contactless delivery. This work proposes a new hybrid VAV, that combines the benefits of vertical take-off and land vehicle and a fixed-wing aircraft. It can carry multiple packages, which can decent automatically towards the recipients. This approach eliminates time-consuming landing maneuvers of the VA V for delivery. This work focuses on the design of the vehicle, and the challenges of the transitions from VTOL to aircraft modes and vice versa with a Model Predictive Controller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIRPHARO 2021 - 1st AIRPHARO Workshop on Aerial Robotic Systems Physically Interacting with the Environment
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665433891
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
Event1st AIRPHARO Workshop on Aerial Robotic Systems Physically Interacting with the Environment, AIRPHARO 2021 - Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Duration: 4 Oct 20215 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameAIRPHARO 2021 - 1st AIRPHARO Workshop on Aerial Robotic Systems Physically Interacting with the Environment

Conference

Conference1st AIRPHARO Workshop on Aerial Robotic Systems Physically Interacting with the Environment, AIRPHARO 2021
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityBiograd na Moru
Period4/10/215/10/21

Bibliographical note

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Funding

VI. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) for funding project 120E182.

FundersFunder number
TÜBİTAK120E182
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu

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