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Analysis of Handling Qualities and Power Consumption for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) eVTOL Quadrotor with Degraded Heave Disturbance Rejection and Control Response

Jeremy Aires, Shannah Withrow-Maser, Allen Ruan, Carlos Malpica, Stefan Schuet, NASA Ames Research Center

May 10, 2022

https://doi.org/10.4050/F-0078-2022-17543

Abstract:
A piloted handling qualities study of urban air mobility (UAM) electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) quadrotors was performed utilizing the Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) facility at NASA Ames Research Center. Rotor speed and variable pitch-controlled variants of a six-passenger conceptual design vehicle were assessed with different levels of degradation to control response and disturbance rejection bandwidth (DRB) in the heave axis. In previous work, preliminary trends across several handling quality rating categories reflected the effects of these degradations. Additionally, the impact of using different test standards and turbulence on the ratings were discussed. This paper elaborates on those results, but also provides insight into unexpected trends observed during the study including: a disharmony in attitude response, subpar ratings for the baseline Level 1 performance vehicle, and excessive drift and yaw couplings observed in a lateral reposition maneuver. Moreover, shortcomings of the handling quality scales and comparisons of power consumption among the vehicles in the various test conditions are presented.


Analysis of Handling Qualities and Power Consumption for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) eVTOL Quadrotor with Degraded Heave Disturbance Rejection and Control Response

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  • 28 pages
  • SKU # : F-0078-2022-17543
  • Handling Qualities I

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Analysis of Handling Qualities and Power Consumption for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) eVTOL Quadrotor with Degraded Heave Disturbance Rejection and Control Response

Authors / Details:
Jeremy Aires, Shannah Withrow-Maser, Allen Ruan, Carlos Malpica, Stefan Schuet, NASA Ames Research Center