First Principle Approach to Modeling of Primitive Quad Rotor

Sudiyanto, Tata;Muljowidodo, Muljowidodo;Budiyono, Agus

  • Published : 2009.11.30


By the development of recent technology, a new variant of rotorcrafts having four rotors start drawing attention from aerial-robotics engineers more than before. Its potential spans from just being control device test bed to performing difficult task such as carrying surveillance device to unreachable places. In this regards, modeling a quad-rotor is significant in analyzing its dynamic behavior and in synthesizing control system for such a vehicle. This paper summarizes the modeling of a mini quad-rotor aerial vehicle. A first principle approach is considered for deriving the model based on Euler-Newton equations of motion. The result of the modeling is a simulation platform that is expected to acceptably predict the dynamic behavior of the quad-rotor in various flight conditions. Linear models associated with different flight condition can be extracted for the purpose of control synthesis.


quadrotor;modeling;first-principle approach


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