Vibration isolation for autonomous helicopter flight

Dunbabin, Matthew, Brosnan, Peter, Roberts, Jonathan M., & Corke, Peter (2004) Vibration isolation for autonomous helicopter flight. In Proceedings 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA '04, IEEE, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, pp. 3609-3615.

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The mechanisms of helicopter flight create a unique, high-vibration environment which can play havoc with the accurate operation of on-board sensors. Vibration isolation of electronic sensors from structural borne oscillations is paramount to their reliable and accurate use. Effective isolation is achieved by realising a trade-off between the properties of the suspended instrument package, and the isolation mechanism. This is made more difficult as the weight and size of the sensors and computing hardware decreases with advances in technology. This paper presents a history of the design, challenges, constraints and construction of an integrated isolated vision and sensor platform and landing gear for the CSIRO autonomous X-Cell helicopter. The results of isolation performance and in-flight tests of the platform in autonomous flight are presented.

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ID Code: 33848
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CSIRO autonomous X-Cell helicopter, onboard sensors, landing gear, sensor platform, isolation mechanism, integrated isolated vision, in-flight tests, autonomous helicopter flight, electronic sensors, hardware computing, structural borne oscillations, suspended instrument package, vibration isolation
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2004.1308812
ISBN: 0-7803-8232-3 Print
ISSN: 1050-4729
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Flight Dynamics (090106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 IEEE
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Deposited On: 29 Sep 2010 05:08
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