Design of helicopter autopilot

A.E. Barabanov, D.V. Romaev

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A small helicopter can be considered as a test bench of a highly nonlinear unstable multiconnected mechanical control system. An automatic stabilization system was designed on a standard computer for a small electrical helicopter. The sensor device consists of two Web cameras connected to the computer and four onboard diodes. The control signal is transmitted to actuators through a wireless control panel connected to the computer. Results of experiments are reported where the full autopilot system stabilizes a helicopter near a fixed 3-dimensional point that is not far from the ground. TV tracking is reproduced on the screen.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProc. of the European control conference. 2009. Budapest, Hungary. August 23-26.
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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