Estimation and control for an open-source quadcopter

Sa, Inkyu & Corke, Peter (2011) Estimation and control for an open-source quadcopter. In Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic.

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This paper describes modelling, estimation and control of the horizontal translational motion of an open-source and cost effective quadcopter — the MikroKopter. We determine the dynamics of its roll and pitch attitude controller, system latencies, and the units associated with the values exchanged with the vehicle over its serial port. Using this we create a horizontal-plane velocity estimator that uses data from the built-in inertial sensors and an onboard laser scanner, and implement translational control using a nested control loop architecture. We present experimental results for the model and estimator, as well as closed-loop positioning.

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ID Code: 47046
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Quadcopter, Control, Estimation, MikroKopter
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult Authors]
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2011 23:59
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 05:48

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