Design of a Commercial Hybrid VTOL UAV System

Ozdemir U., Aktas Y. O., Demirbag K., Erdem A., Kalaycioglu G. D., Özkol İ., ...More

International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Georgia, United States Of America, 28 - 31 May 2013, pp.214-220 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Georgia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-220
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


For the last 40 years high - capacity Unmanned Air Vehicles have been use mostly for military services such as tracking, surveillance, engagement with active weapon or in the simplest term for data acquisition purpose. Unmanned Air Vehicles are also demanded commercially because of their advantages in comparison to manned vehicles such as their low manufacturing and operating cost, configuration flexibility depending on customer request, not risking pilot in the difficult missions. Nevertheless, they have still open issues such as integration to the manned flight air space, reliability and airworthiness. Although Civil Unmanned Air Vehicles comprise 3% of the UAV market, it is estimated that they will reach 10% level within the next 5 years. UAV systems with their useful equipment (camera, hyper spectral imager, air data sensors and with similar equipment) have been in use more and more for civil applications: