An Experimental Study to Investigate the Effect of the Angle of Attack on VToL UAV Propellers


Akkoyun F., Bogrekci I., Demircioglu P., Vardin S.

18th International-Federation-of-Automatic-Control (IFAC) Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS), Baku, Azerbaijan, 13 - 15 September 2018, vol.51, pp.441-445 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.11.322
  • City: Baku
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-445
  • Keywords: VToL UAV Propeller, Angle of Attack, Propeller performance comparison

Abstract

Popularity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is continuously increasing for scientists as UAVs allow observation of large areas of land surfaces economically and swiftly when compared to traditional methods. And today the importance of UAVs is also increasing for civil applications such as transporting, agricultural spraying etc. These kind of civil applications are expected to require more power and different propeller geometries to provide higher payload capacities. In this context, aerial vehicle's propeller size and pitch are important parameters in order to obtain proper lifting capacity for Vertical Take-off and Landing (VToL) UAVs.