Design, modelling and control of a rotorcraft landing gear for uneven ground conditions

  The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporate fixed landing gear systems which require a reasonably flat surface for the landing operation and makes it very challenging for the pilot, especially in mountainous environment or sloped surfaces. The purpose of the project is to develop an adaptable landing gear consisting on articulated robotic legs, equipped with sensors and a control strategy and analyse its performance in sloped landings and hard-landing mitigation and impact absorbing. The projects methodology is to develop a mathematical model of the landing gear and use the software MATLAB/Simulink to carry out computer simulations as well as to build a real prototype for testing.

  • Dates:

    2016 to 2020

  • Qualification:

    Doctorate (PhD)

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