It is well known in the literature on multirotor UAVs that the flight control performance is affected when operating close to the ground surface. While ground effect has been studied extensively for full scale helicopters, its study for multirotors has so far received limited attention. In particular, following an experimental investigation of static ground effect for a quadrotor platform, in this paper the problem of characterising the dynamic operation of the same platform in ground effect is considered and the results obtained in an experimental campaign to this purpose are presented and discussed.

A dynamic analysis of ground effect for a quadrotor platform

Riccardi, Fabio;GIURATO, MATTIA;Lovera, Marco
2017-01-01

Abstract

It is well known in the literature on multirotor UAVs that the flight control performance is affected when operating close to the ground surface. While ground effect has been studied extensively for full scale helicopters, its study for multirotors has so far received limited attention. In particular, following an experimental investigation of static ground effect for a quadrotor platform, in this paper the problem of characterising the dynamic operation of the same platform in ground effect is considered and the results obtained in an experimental campaign to this purpose are presented and discussed.
2017
20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017)
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