18.12.2013, 15.00h Talk by Javier López

Dear GKmM members,

in our last seminar of 2013, on Wednesday, December 18th, Javier López will be talking about the most recent work on UAV.

He will present a tilt-rotor aircraft with Vertical Takeoff and Landing capabilities developed by some students, and talk about the challenges that such a high agile aircraft supposes for the flight control, pointing out a roadmap for future research he wants to pursue.

Title: High Agile Aircrafts: Advantages of VTOL Tilt-Rotor MAV.

Date: Wednesday, December 18th, 15:00

Room: A102, Building S2|02 (Piloty)


Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV) are a high valuable resource in multiple scenarios, as they can provide fast response in order to use more effectively other available assets. Scenarios like search and rescue are becoming a challenge for these aircrafts, where due to its high demanding characteristics traditional MAV might not succeed (e.g. large search areas or highly remote locations). On this talk we will describe the technologies enabling aircraft agility as a key for success and mission effectiveness, with special focus on thrust vectoring and its challenge on flight control laws, which will point out some future research we want to pursue on this field.

As part of this talk, we will also introduce a Vertical Takeoff and Landing MAV with a tilt-rotor mechanism, which was developed during a students' project. This MAV is now in a prototype-ready stage and is planned to be used as a demonstrator platform.