Height estimation for an autonomous helicopter

Corke, Peter, Sikka, Pavan, & Roberts, Jonathan M. (2000) Height estimation for an autonomous helicopter. In Jarvis, Ray & Kleeman, Lindsay (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2000), Australian Robotics & Automation Association, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 53-58.

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Height is a critical variable for helicopter hover control. In this paper we discuss, and present experimental results for, two different height sensing techniques: ultrasonic and stereo imaging, which have complementary characteristics. Feature-based stereo is used which provides a basis for visual odometry and attitude estimation in the future.

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ID Code: 83431
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Autonomous helicopter, Height estimation, Height control loop, Hovering, Ultrasonic, Stereo imaging
ISBN: 0732621410
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 by ARAA
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2015 00:56
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:01

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