We are currently developing a Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) architecture that allows a multi-rotor drone to continue flying after experiencing a mechanical failure, such as losing a propeller. This strategy is based on research done at TU Delft (see this video). The FTC strategy is well described in the literature, but our first experiments showed that the success of this strategy depends on many factors.
The internship focuses on performing experiments with a flying quadcopter to determine the effect of relevant factors on the success of FTC. Some relevant factors include inertia, air-resistance, tuning, weight, height-above-ground, etc. In addition, you will have the freedom to explore other areas of our technology as well and contribute to where your interest lies.
The internship is intended to be around 3 or 4 months long but can be extended in mutual agreement. We don’t have starting/ending dates set in stone but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.