Helicopter automation using a low-cost sensing system

Buskey, Gregg, Roberts, Jonathan M., Corke, Peter, & Wyeth, Gordon (2003) Helicopter automation using a low-cost sensing system. In Roberts, Jonathan & Wyeth, Gordon (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2003, Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc, Brisbane, Queensland.

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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: 32818
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 0958758352
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
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 00:28
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 07:34

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