Study of effects of high-altitude environments on multicopter and fixed-wing UAVs' energy consumption and flight time

Juan Augusto Paredes, Carlos Saito, Monica Abarca, Francisco Cuellar

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Resumen

The effects of low air density (characteristic at high-altitude environments) on small-sized Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are studied in this paper. Flight data from a fixed-wing aircraft and a quadcopter (in representation of multicopters) is examined to substantiate the influence high altitude conditions have on small UAVs' flight. By using aeronautical theoretical background to construct a hypothesis concerning how altitude affects the energy consumption and, consequently, flight time of both types of UAV, a qualitative analysis of flight missions held at different altitudes will be performed to find a correlation between the energy consumption and target altitude to determine if low altitude flight missions could be used to predict consumption at high-altitude environments. Finally, guidelines abstracted from these flight experiences will be given to help in the future design of UAVs with high altitude applications.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2017 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017
EditorialIEEE Computer Society
Páginas1645-1650
Número de páginas6
ISBN (versión digital)9781509067800
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 jul. 2017
Evento13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017 - Xi'an, China
Duración: 20 ago. 201723 ago. 2017

Serie de la publicación

NombreIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volumen2017-August
ISSN (versión impresa)2161-8070
ISSN (versión digital)2161-8089

Conferencia

Conferencia13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017
País/TerritorioChina
CiudadXi'an
Período20/08/1723/08/17

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