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Pilotless Aerial Vehicle

Project Name

Development of a multirotor type robotic pilotless aerial vehicle using a strapdown inertial navigation system.


Leader and Major Members

Leader: Linets Gennady Ivanovich, Head of Department of Infocommunications, Institute of Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Dr. ofTechnicalScience.

Team members: Petrenko V. I., Nikulin V. I., Yakovlev S. V., Sagdeev K. M., Samus M. V., Gaichuk D. V., Isaev A.m., Isaev M. A. Goncharov D. G., Shayakhmetov O. H., Melnikov S. V., Palkanov I. S.

Support Mechanisms

Federal program Research and development in priority areas of research & technology complex of Russia for 2014-2020. The agreement on granting subsidies of 02/08/2019, # 075-15-2019-1471 (project unique identifier RFMEFI57818X0222).

Departments and Partners involved
Department of Infocommunications, Institute of Information Technologies and Telecommunications; Safety Basics, LLC.

Project Summary

Increased demand for the data component of on-board equipment as well as for managing on-board equipment inpilotless aerial vehicles requires advanced achievements in the field of information technology. The most acceptable option for equipping the already available and future UAVs implies an integrated information and control system offering solutions to navigation and traffic management issues. The problem can be solved, including through the use of reliable, compact and high-precision strapdown inertial navigation systems.

The research aims to develop design and software solutions in the field of strapdown inertial navigation systems for multi-rotor robotic aircraft.

The research includes in three stages. Stage 1 implies a set of activities aimed at a detailed study of the available theoretical and applied experience, technological advance in the development of unmanned aerial vehicle control systems.

Stage 2 implies the development of methodological, technical and software solutions to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the navigation systems operation for robotic multirotor aircraft under variousconditions.

Stage 3 is to include an experimental research, develop design solutions for manufacturing components of the experimental model, perform the commissioning, develop proposals and recommendations for using the research outcomes in view of the technological partner’s capacity.

Current Outcomes

3 articles have already been published in journals that belong to the SCOPUS and Web of Science list; 6 software registration certificates have been obtained; 2 applications for invention patent registration have been submitted to the Eurasian Patent Society as well as to the Federal Institute for Industrial Property:

  1. Optimizing Classification Thresholds of Status of Transionospheric Communication Channel for Decreased Quadrocopter's Positioning / G. Linets, S. Melnikov, V. Mironov // Errors Proceedings of the 7th Scientific Conference on Information Technologies for Intelligent Decision Making Support. – 2019. – V. 166. ISSN 1951-6851, ISBN 978-94-6252-728-7
  2. Optimization of the classification thresholds of the state of transionospheric communication channels to ensure accuracy of the positioning RBLA / G. Linets, V. Nikulin, S. Melnikov, A. Isaev // AIP Conference Proceedings 2171, 060006. – 2019; https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5133204 Published Online: 15 November 2019  10

Software security papers have been obtained:

  1. Simulation model of inertial sensors of a strapdown inertial navigation system of a robotic unmanned aerial vehicle. Linets G. I., Gaichuk D. V., Samus M. V. Shiryaev E. M., № 2019614790
  2. Simulation model for identifying optimal thresholds for classification of the transionospheric channel status in the distribution of random variables according to the normal law. Linets G. I., Gaichuk D. V. № 2019615347
  3. Software implementation of a mathematical model of errors in a strapdown inertial navigation system for identifying the true location of the radius of the position vector of a robotic unmanned aerial vehicle. Linets G. I., Gaichuk D. V. № 2019614791.
  4. Frequency analyzer of vibrations for the multirotor UAV body. Isaev A.M., Isaev M. A. № 2019614350.
  5. Simulation model of a multirotor UAV. Isaev A.M., Isaev M. A., Linets G. I., Melnikov S. V. № 2019619475

Expected Outcomes

The project is to be concluded with the development and manufacture of experimental components for a multi-rotor robotic unmanned aerial vehicle, as well as its assembly and testing.

Atleast 5 articles in journals belonging to the Web of Science Core Collection or Scopus databases will be published; 6 certificates of software registration will be obtained; 6 applications for invention patents registration will be submitted to the Eurasian patent society and the Federal Institute for Industrial Property.

Potential Application

Theproject implementation will imply launching a new product – a multirotor robotic unmanned aerial vehicle using strapdown inertial navigation systems (by the industrial partner Safety Basics, LLC), as well as establishing cooperation in the field of unmanned aircraft.