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Low-cost flight control system for a small autonomous helicopter

Roberts, Jonathan, Corke, Peter, & Buskey, Gregg (2003) Low-cost flight control system for a small autonomous helicopter. In Proceedings ICRA '03 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2003, IEEE, The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 546-551.

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a low-cost flight control system for a small (60 class) helicopter which is part of a larger project to develop an autonomous flying vehicle. Our approach differs from that of others in not using an expensive inertial/GPS sensing system. The primary sensors for vehicle stabilization are a low-cost inertial sensor and a pair of CMOS cameras. We describe the architecture of our flight control system, the inertial and visual sensing subsystems and present some flight control results.

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ID Code: 33863
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: CMOS cameras, vehicle stabilization, inertial sensing, inertial sensors, flying vehicles, autonomous helicopter, flight control system, virtual sensing, CMOS image sensors , aircraft control, aerospace robotics, cameras, helicopters, inertial navigation
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2003.1241651
ISBN: 0780377362 Print
ISSN: 10504729
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Avionics (090105)
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
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 IEEE
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Deposited On: 01 Oct 2010 13:31
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