Linear and non-linear control of a quadrotor UAV [electronic resource] /
Abstract (Summary)Abstract: This thesis describes two controllers designed specifically for a quadrotor helicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). A linear controller and a non-linear controller are discussed for use on the quadrotor helicopter using feedback that is obtained from microelectromechanical systems and GPS. The linear controller is an orientation based PID controller that controls the angles of the quadrotor UAV. The controller was first simulated and the results displayed graphically using FlightGear. Experiments were conducted using this controller on a DraganFlyer X-Pro quadrotor helicopter to prove the proposed method used for closing the feedback loop.
School Location:USA - South Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
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