Development and Simulation of a Variable Rate Controller for an Air search and Air Sampling Unmanned Aerial System

Torta, Paola & Talukder, Ahmed Shoeb (2014) Development and Simulation of a Variable Rate Controller for an Air search and Air Sampling Unmanned Aerial System. Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Qld.


This report describes the development and simulation of a variable rate controller for a 6-degree of freedom nonlinear model. The variable rate simulation model represents an off the shelf autopilot. Flight experiment involves risks and can be expensive. Therefore a dynamic model to understand the performance characteristics of the UAS in mission simulation before actual flight test or to obtain parameters needed for the flight is important. The control and guidance is implemented in Simulink. The report tests the use of the model for air search and air sampling path planning. A GUI in which a set of mission scenarios, in which two experts (mission expert, i.e. air sampling or air search and an UAV expert) interact, is presented showing the benefits of the method.

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ID Code: 91150
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Variable Rate Controller, UAV, Air search, Air sampling
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2015 02:53
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 11:39

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