Performance evaluation of BLDC motor drive mounted in aerial vehicle (drone) using adaptive neuro-fuzzy

Gurrala Madhusudhana Rao, B. Lakshmi Prasanna, Katuri Rayudu, Vempalle Yeddula Kondaiah, Boyanasetti Venkata Sai Thrinath, Talla Venu Gopal


The development of autonomous drones equipped with cameras and various sensors has paved the way for their application in agriculture and perimeter security. These aerial drones require specific power, acceleration, high torque, and efficiency to meet the demands of agricultural tasks, utilizing built-in brushless DC (BLDC) motors. However, a common challenge drone’s face is maintaining the desired speed for extended periods. Enhancing the performance of BLDC motors through advanced controllers is crucial to address this issue. This research paper proposes optimizing the size and speed of brushless DC motors for aerial vehicles using an adaptive fuzzy inference system and supervised learning techniques. When these drones carry loads, the BLDC motors must dynamically adjust the drone's speed. During this phase, the motors must control their speed and torque using artificial intelligence controllers like adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS) to enhance the drone's functionality, resilience, and safety. This research has conducted analyses focused on improving the performance of BLDC motors explicitly personalized for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs). The proposed method will be implemented using MATLAB/Simulink, expecting to significantly enhance the BLDC motor's performance compared to conventional controllers. Comparative analyses will be conducted between traditional and ANFIS controllers to validate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.


ANFIS; BLDC motor; drones; performance analysis; speed control; speed torque characteristics; UAV

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