|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MARC Building, 101|
|TITLE:||Adaptive Control for Modular Vertical Lift Air Vehicles|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Jonathan Rogers, Chair (ME)
Dr. Aldo Ferri (ME)
Dr. Jun Ueda (ME)
Modular vertical lift air vehicles are comprised of individual vehicles, such as quadrotors, connected to a payload for the purposes of cooperative aerial manipulation and transportation. This method of payload manipulation has unique advantages in terms of scalability, flexibility, and robustness to vehicle failure due to redundancy. However, there are numerous difficulties with designing and controlling such systems ranging from mechanical complexity of attachment devices to control allocation and robustness to uncertainty.