PhD Student


PhD Thesis: "Design and control of Mini-Rocket Coaxial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle"

Advisors: A. Malo, R. Lozano & O. Garcia.



The Mini-Rocket Coaxial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MRC UAV) is a coaxial tail-sitter helicopter based in one Contra Rotating Brushless Outrunner Motor whose weight is about 500 gr (of all the vehicle), manipulated with two ailerons, which control the pitch and roll motions, while the difference of the velocities of the two motors allow to control the yaw motion. The main goal of this mini-rocket is that it is capable of being launched through an external dispositive, and transforming itself into a coaxial helicopter. Once the vehicle reaches the objective (a place, a building, etc.), it performs hover flight, and can inspect the environment acquiring and transmitting information through a RF camera to a ground station.



Eduardo Steed was born in the "Estado de México", México, in April 1981. He got the bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering in August 2004 and the M.Sc. degree in Automation and Control in September 2006 from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. He is actually studying the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control in the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Departamento de Control (LAFMIA UMI CNRS 3175 - CINVESTAV), México, from January 2010 to December 2012. Since September 2006, he holds a post as researcher professor in the Universidad Politécnica de Pachuca, Hidalgo, México. His research interests are in process automation, design, modeling and control of mini UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), linear control theory and non-linear control with applications in automation and Real-time control applications (Electronic Instrumentation, Microcontrollers, Microprocessors and Motor Control) and Digital signal processing.

Aerospace vehicles

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