Areas of expertise
- Autonomous Systems
- Flight Physics
Arthur completed his Bachelors (B.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Thermal Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. He moved to finish his MSc in Aerospace Dynamics with a specialisation in Flight dynamics and Control from Cranfield University. His MSc thesis focused on the gust rejection properties of quadrotors with tilted rotors. Following his MSc, Arthur started working as a Research Assistant in Flight Dynamics and Simulation within the Dynamics, Simulation and Control Group at Cranfield University. His work here involved the design, testing and validation of inner-loop Command and Stability Augmentation systems (CSAS) and outer-loop navigation and guidance systems for fixed-wing aircraft in the Future Systems Simulator (FSS). Arthur then started his Doctoral studies at Cranfield University with a focus on gust resilient control for multi-rotor aircraft.
Arthur is currently pursuing his PhD within the Dynamics, Simulation and Control group at Cranfield University. His PhD research focuses on the gust resilient control for multi-rotor aircraft using wind preview methods.
Articles In Journals
- Mendez A, Whidborne J & Chen L (2023) Wind preview-based model predictive control of multi-rotor UAVs using LiDAR, Sensors, 23 (7) Article No. 3711.
- Whidborne JF, Mendez AP & Cooke A (2022) Effect of rotor tilt on the gust rejection properties of multirotor aircraft, Drones, 6 (10) Article No. 305. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.12840992
- Mendez AP, Whidborne JF & Chen L (2022) Experimental verification of an LiDAR based gust rejection system for a quadrotor UAV. In: 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Dubrovnik, 21-24 June 2022.
- Bragado Aldana E, Mendez A & Lone M (2020) Closer look at the flight dynamics of wings with non-elliptic lift distributions. In: AIAA SciTech Forum 2020, Orlando, Florida, 6-10 January 2020.