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Design, Construction and Control of a Quadrotor Helicopter Using a New Multirate Technique

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Design, Construction and Control of a Quadrotor Helicopter Using a New Multirate Technique

Ossa, Camilo (2012) Design, Construction and Control of a Quadrotor Helicopter Using a New Multirate Technique. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

This thesis describes the design, development, analysis and control of an autonomous Quadrotor Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that is controlled using a novel approach for multirate sampled-data systems. This technique uses three feedback loops: one loop for attitude, another for velocity and a third loop for position, yielding a piece-wise affine system. Appropriate control actions are also computed at different rates. It is shown that this technique improve the system's stability under sampling rates that are significantly lower than the ones required with more classical approaches. The control strategy, that uses sensor data that is sampled at different rates in different nodes of a network, is also applied to a ground wheeled vehicle. Simulations and experiments show very smooth tracking of set-points and trajectories at a very low sampling frequency, which is the main advantage of the new technique.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Ossa, Camilo
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:29 June 2012
Thesis Supervisor(s):Rodrigues, Luis
ID Code:974429
Deposited By:CAMILO OSSA
Deposited On:24 Oct 2012 11:13
Last Modified:24 Oct 2012 11:13
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