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The Development of Autopilot System for an Autonomous UAV Helicopter Model

Wahab, A. A. and Mamat, Rosbi and Shamsudin, Syariful Syafiq (2006) The Development of Autopilot System for an Autonomous UAV Helicopter Model. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper presents the design decision and development of autopilot system for an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) helicopter model. The autopilot system designed to demonstrate autonomous maneuver such as take-off, hover and forward flight. The overall system consists of the helicopter with an on-board computer and a second computer serving as a ground station. The flight control is done on-board while mission planning and human user interaction takes place on ground. Sensors used for autonomous operation include acceleration, magnetic field, and rotation sensors (Attitude and Heading Referance System) and ultrasonic transducers. The hardware and software used to autonomously pilot the helicopter are described in detailed in this paper.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Autopilot System; Autonomous
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:359
Deposited By: Mrs. Junaidah Abdullah
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 09:20
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:43

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