Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/244477
Title:
Autopilot Integration on Micro Aerial Vehicles
Author:
Merry, Kyle James; Hainsworth, Jared; Schucker, Daniel; Wozny, Chris
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are small, unmanned aerial systems that typically have a smaller than 12" wingspan. There are many practical applications for these MAVs, ranging from military use to real estate. In this project, we integrated autopilot control systems onto a pair of Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) MAVs. These control systems are responsible for stabilizing the inherently unstable tail-sitter airframes, allowing for stabilized flight by human operator or automated flight plans. Two autopilot control systems were developed, which were shown to be capable of stabilizing their airframes and executing maneuvers.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAutopilot Integration on Micro Aerial Vehiclesen_US
dc.creatorMerry, Kyle Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorMerry, Kyle Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorHainsworth, Jareden_US
dc.contributor.authorSchucker, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorWozny, Chrisen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMicro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are small, unmanned aerial systems that typically have a smaller than 12" wingspan. There are many practical applications for these MAVs, ranging from military use to real estate. In this project, we integrated autopilot control systems onto a pair of Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) MAVs. These control systems are responsible for stabilizing the inherently unstable tail-sitter airframes, allowing for stabilized flight by human operator or automated flight plans. Two autopilot control systems were developed, which were shown to be capable of stabilizing their airframes and executing maneuvers.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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