Unified modelling framework for UAVs using bond graphs

Veera Ragavan, Madhavan Shanmugavel, Bijan Shirinzadeh, Ganapathy Velappa

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This paper presents a novel unified modelling approach using Bond Graphs (BG) as a graphical language and as a framework for modelling and validation for UAVs. The proposed framework supports a concurrent design approach across the domains. In addition, it doubles as a design and knowledge framework for physical systems at various levels of abstraction. This framework can be used as a tool to facilitate design refinement from behavioural and functional modelling to explore system architecture and for rapid prototyping of mechatronic systems such as UAVs. The model framework was applied to a R-50 experimental model helicopter for obtaining preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Application (ISDA'12)
EditorsRonald Yager, Vaclav Snasel, Azah Kamilah Muda
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages21 - 27
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781467351171
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Systems Designs and Applications 2012 - Kochi, India
Duration: 27 Nov 201229 Nov 2012
Conference number: 12th
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ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Systems Designs and Applications 2012
Abbreviated titleISDA 2012
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