Contact

Thomas Raffler
Dipl.-Ing.
Phone:+49 89 289 16035
E-mail:thomas.raffler@tum.de

Research Interest

  • Multirotor and fixed-wing UAV
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Inertial GNSS aided Navigation with low-cost sensors
  • Embedded Systems

Publications

[6] M. Mühlegg, T. Raffler and F. Holzapfel, "Quadcopter flight test results of a consistency monitoring algorithm for adaptive controllers", in 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision (ICARCV), 2016. [doi]
[5] J. Wang, T. Raffler and F. Holzapfel, "High Velocity Path Control of Quadrotors", in AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2015. [doi]
[4] P. Niermeyer, T. Raffler and F. Holzapfel, "Open-Loop Quadrotor Flight Dynamics Identification in Frequency Domain via Closed-Loop Flight Testing", in AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2015. [doi]
[3] J. Wang, D. Löbl, T. Raffler, F. Holzapfel, "Kinematic Modelling and Control Design for an Aerial Refuelling Task", in Applied Aerodynamics Conference 2014.
[2] T. Raffler, J. Wang and F. Holzapfel, "Path Generation and Control for Unmanned Multirotor Vehicles Using Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion and Pseudo Control Hedging", in 19th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control, 2013.
[1] J. Wang, T. Raffler and F. Holzapfel, "Nonlinear Position Control Approaches for Quadcopters using a Novel State Representation", in AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, 2012.

Student Theses Supervised

[19] H. Weirather, "Multikopter Regelung mit Eigenschaften eines Flächenflugzeuges", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2016.
[18] O. Teikmanis, "Investigation of an Ultra-Wideband Positioning System for Multirotor UAV Applications", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2016.
[17] J. Karpfinger, "Entwicklung eines Datenloggers zur Erfassung von Schleuderstarts eines F3K-Modells", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2016.
[16] A. Fellermayer, "Parametrische Modellierung und Optimierung eines Multirotor-Systems", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2016.
[15] O. Teikmanis, "Geometry Identification of Multirotor Propellers and Aerodynamic Analysis", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2015.
[14] F. Schneider, "Simulation and Creation of an Aerodynamic Data Model for a novel Multi-Engined VTOL-Airplane Concept", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2015.
[13] S. Claus, "Matlab/Simulink Based Trimming and Linear Analysis of Multirotor Systems with Lifting Wings", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2015.
[12] S. Platzer, "Simulation and Performance Analysis of a VTOL UAV Configuration with Fixed and Rotary Wings", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2014.
[11] T. Morawietz, "Systemmodellierung und Regelung eines Tricopter-VTOL Konzepts", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2014.
[10] F. Casanovas Bargalló, "Inertial Navigation Algorithms based on Symmetry-preserving theory", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2014.
[9] S. Auer, "Enhanced Stability Augmentation System for a Remote Controlled Aircraft", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2014.
[8] S. Akdogan, "Pilot-Induced Oscillation in Remotely Piloted Aircraft mitigated by the CAPIO method", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2014.
[7] T. Simon, "Embedded Software für das Flugregelungs-system eines Flying Cars", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2013.
[6] P. Niermeyer, "Quadcopter Identification from Flight Test Data", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2013.
[5] T. Beier, "Nonlinear Control of a Flying Car with Consideration of Ground Contact Forces", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2013.
[4] S. P. Schatz, "Quadcopter Rate, Attitude & Position Control - MRAC and Dynamic Inversion Approaches", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2012.
[3] M. Polak, "Ein analytisches Modell der Propeller-aerodynamik eines Quadrokopters", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2012.
[2] O. Latka, "Entwicklung eines Rettungssystems für Multicopter", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2012.
[1] T. Schüller, "Konfigurationsanalyse und -optimierung sowie lineare Flugregelung für einen Quadrokopter mit asymmetrischer Rotor-anordnung in Form eines Flying Car", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2011.