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A Novel Robust Hexarotor Capable of Static Hovering in Presence of Propeller Failure

Abstract : This paper presents a novel open source design of the Y-shaped hexarotor Unammend Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and proves both in theory and real experiments its robustness to the failure of any of its propellers. An intuitive geometrical interpretation of UAV static hovering ability is presented, through which the robustness of different coplanar/collinear hexarotor designs is analyzed. Following the presented geometrical interpretation, we also show a method to render the Star-shaped hexarotor robust to the failure of some of its propellers, while showing its incapability to static hover in the case of the failure of any of its propellers. Finally, the efficiency of the Y-shaped and Star-shaped hexarotors are tested experimentally, and conclusions on the advantages and disadvantages of the two designs are drawn.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 12:30:35 PM
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Elgiz Baskaya, Mahmoud Hamandi, Murat Bronz, Antonio Franchi. A Novel Robust Hexarotor Capable of Static Hovering in Presence of Propeller Failure. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE 2021, 6 (2), pp 4001 - 4008. ⟨10.1109/LRA.2021.3067182⟩. ⟨hal-02970614v2⟩

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