Exploration of real-time quadcopter controls

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2018-01-01
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Rudolph, Kirk
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Low-cost quadcopters have created new opportunities for the exploration of designing, simulating, and implementing real-time control systems. Here, the Rolling Spider minidrone is exploited in order to demonstrate a powerful workflow usable by most complex embedded applications requiring advanced control design. A review of the evolution and educational impact the Rolling Spider minidrone is given. Finally, a simple control scheme that can be deployed and evaluated in real-time is developed and evaluated.

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Quadcopter, Controls, Education, Engineering
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