Helicopter automation using a low-cost sensing system

Buskey, Gregg, Roberts, Jonathan M., Corke, Peter, & Wyeth, Gordon (2004) Helicopter automation using a low-cost sensing system. Computing and Control Engineering, 15(2), pp. 8-9.

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This paper details the design of an autonomous helicopter control system using a low cost sensor suite. Control is maintained using simple nested PID loops. Aircraft attitude, velocity, and height is estimated using an in-house designed IMU and vision system. Information is combined using complimentary filtering. The aircraft is shown to be stabilised and responding to high level demands on all axes, including heading, height, lateral velocity and longitudinal velocity.

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ID Code: 32816
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0956-3385
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 00:45
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 04:14

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