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Computer Aided Development and Simulation of a Remote Control VTOL Tiltwing Model Aircraft

  • A. Pérez de Madrid
  • P. Ruipérez
  • M. Romero
  • C. Mañoso
  • R. Hernández
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4739)

Abstract

This paper describes the computer aided development of a remote control tiltwing scale aircraft. Tiltwings —even scale models— are difficult to fly by human pilots due to their instability and the different flying modes they exhibit. For this reason a complex flight simulation and training environment and an onboard control system (fly-by-wire) that increases stability have been developed. Modular design, both for hardware and software, has been kept in mind in order to modify the prototypes easily and use them as test-beds for new concepts and configurations.

Keywords

VTOL Tiltwings Tiltrotors Fly-by-wire Control systems Remote control Flight simulation Computer tools 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Pérez de Madrid
    • 1
  • P. Ruipérez
    • 1
  • M. Romero
    • 1
  • C. Mañoso
    • 1
  • R. Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática. UNED., Departamento de Sistemas de Comunicación y Control, Juan del Rosal, 16. 28040 – MadridSpain

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