Research

Research fields

  1. Development of novel UAV/UAS configurations such as vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tail-sitter;
  2. Application of advanced control theories such as model predictive control (MPC) to improve the flight performance;
  3. Robotic path/trajectory optimization to improve the autonomous level and efficiency;
  4. Field experiments of aerial/underwater/ground mobile robotic systems.

Group Github

UAV Lab - HKPolyU

Research videos

UAV-based Autonomous Infrastructure Inspection

Feng, Y.; Tse, K.; Chen, S.; Wen, C.-Y.; Li, B. Learning-Based Autonomous UAV System for Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) Device Inspection. Sensors 2021, 21, 1385. Download

Chen S, Chen H, Zhou W, Wen CY, Li B. End-to-End UAV Simulation for Visual SLAM and Navigation. arXiv preprint arXiv:2012.00298. 2020 Dec 1. Download

Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Tail-sitter UAV

B. Li, J. Sun, W. Zhou, C.Y. Wen, K.H. Low, and C.K. Chen, “An Optimal Transition Control Method for Tail-sitter VTOL UAVs,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 2534-2545, 2020

J. Sun, B. Li, C.Y. Wen, and C.K. Chen, “Model-Aided Wind Estimation Method for a Tail-Sitter Aircraft,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 1262-1278, 2020.

B. Li, W. Zhou, J. Sun, C. Y. Wen, and C. K. Chen, “Development of Model Predictive Controller for a Tail-Sitter VTOL UAV in Hover Flight,” Sensors, vol. 18, no. 9, 2018.

Search and Rescue UAV System ‘PolyU Strike’

Sun, J.; Li, B.; Jiang, Y.; Wen, C.-Y. A Camera-Based Target Detection and Positioning UAV System for Search and Rescue (SAR) Purposes. Sensors 2016, 16, 1778. Download

UAV Communication Relay System

Li, B.; Jiang, Y.; Sun, J.; Cai, L.; Wen, C.-Y. Development and Testing of a Two-UAV Communication Relay System. Sensors 2016, 16, 1696. Download