Modeling and design of tether powered multicopter

Seiga Kiribayashi, Jun Ashizawa, Keiji Nagatani

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Recently, micro unmanned aerial vehicles (MUAVs), particularly multicopters, are expected to be used for rescue missions and investigations all over the world. However, their operating time for conducting actual missions is currently quite short, typically 20 minutes or less. To extend the flight time, and to prevent the multicopter from leaving the flight area caused by incorrect operations, it is proposed to use an electrical cable as a tether to supply electric power for to the multicopter. To realize such a system, the cable selection is critical. Therefore, in this research, we model the electrical devices (motors and ESCs) on the multicopter, and discuss the optimal cable selection. In this paper, we propose our cable selection method, and introduce our power-feeding tether system that can be carried by unmanned ground vehicles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSSRR 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019595
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 29
EventIEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2015 - West Lafayette, United States
Duration: 2015 Oct 182015 Oct 20

Publication series

NameSSRR 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWest Lafayette
Period15/10/1815/10/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety Research

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