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International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems

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  • A new hybrid aerial and ground hoverbike: dynamics and control   Order a copy of this article
    by Abdullah T. Elgammal, Manar Lashin 
    Abstract: This paper presents the basic mathematical model of a new hybrid six-rotor hoverbike. The proposed hoverbike has two modes of operation: the hovering mode and the ground mode. The hovering mode will act as a hexacopter with an overlapping technique to reduce weight and floor area. While the on-earth mode, will act as a traditional land vehicle that moves on wheels. The proposed system provides more power and more lift, which means more time to fly. However, increasing drone size and weight, as well as manufacturing costs, work against it. The dynamic simulation results are carried out using MSC-ADAMS and MATLAB /Simulink. The pure pursuit algorithm is applied to the proposed system in the on-earth mode. A small-scale prototype of the system is being developed to validate the conceptual design. The dynamic simulation results and the experimental tests show the effectiveness of the proposed system during the two modes.
    Keywords: hoverbike; aerial and ground vehicles; multicopter; dynamics; hexacopter; control.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMRS.2022.10052948