Fuzzy programming approach to UAV preliminary sizing

Lemuel F. Banal, Aristotle Tulagan Ubando

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Abstract

In preliminary sizing, wing loading, power loading, and maximum lift coefficient are commonly determined through an informal optimization process using statistical equations based on existing aircraft data in conjunction with a matching chart from which the best design point is picked. Presented here is an alternative method where these pivotal design parameters are computed using non-statistical flight dynamics equations immersed within a fuzzy multi-objective non-linear programming framework. A fixed-wing surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation is designed to illustrate the method. The mission specification of the UAV sets the constraints on six chosen performance parameters. Two types of membership function - ramp and triangular - that capture the tolerability of constraint violation are studied. Derived from the results are the wing area and power necessary for the UAV to satisfy the performance requirements and fulfill its mission. Together with the maximum lift coefficient, these parameters are critical inputs of the next phase of the design process which is configuration design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509003594
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 25
Event8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015 - Cebu, Philippines
Duration: 2015 Dec 92015 Dec 12

Publication series

Name8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015
CountryPhilippines
CityCebu
Period15-12-0915-12-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Environmental Engineering

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