Positioning and Control of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd International CDIO Conference and Collaborators' Meeting, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
In the CDIO-project course in Automatic Control, an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAV) is constructed, utilizing an existing radio controlled model aircraft. By adding an inertial sensor measuring acceleration and rotation, together with a Global Positioning System (GPS) sensor, the aim is to construct an accurate positioning system. This is used by an on board computer to calculate rudder control signals to a set of DC-servos in order to follow a predefined way-point trajectory. The project involves 17 students, which is roughly three times as big as previous projects, and it comprises both positioning, control, and hardware design. Since the project is still ongoing some preliminary results and conclusions are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CDIO, Projekt course, UAV, Positioning, Control
National CategoryEngineering and Technology Control Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34155Local ID: 20949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-34155DiVA: diva2:255003
2nd International CDIO Conference and Collaborators' Meeting, Linköping, Sweden, June, 2006