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Construction of a quadrotor platform and an investigation of inertial navigation

Ericsson, André LU and Cederberg, Christoffer (2017) EITM01 20171
Department of Electrical and Information Technology
Abstract
The usage and potential usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in our society grows rapidly and therefore an interest of how to design such a craft was sparked. The ability of an autonomous flight is valuable in many applications and requires that the craft is equipped with a GPS-module. If the connection is lost the UAV’s itinerary may differ from the predetermined one. Because of this an alternative navigation technique would be interesting. By measuring the inertia of an object it is possible to derive the location in relation to the starting point.
In this thesis report a comprehensive description of how a quadrotor helicopter is designed and constructed will be given. Furthermore, inertial navigation implemented by miniaturized... (More)
The usage and potential usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in our society grows rapidly and therefore an interest of how to design such a craft was sparked. The ability of an autonomous flight is valuable in many applications and requires that the craft is equipped with a GPS-module. If the connection is lost the UAV’s itinerary may differ from the predetermined one. Because of this an alternative navigation technique would be interesting. By measuring the inertia of an object it is possible to derive the location in relation to the starting point.
In this thesis report a comprehensive description of how a quadrotor helicopter is designed and constructed will be given. Furthermore, inertial navigation implemented by miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical elements will also be treated in this report. (Less)
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As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are widely used both in the private sector and in commercial businesses as tools for a variety of purposes, it would be interesting to take a closer look at both the construction and the ability to navigate such a craft autonomously without GPS. The vehicle which was built from scratch during this thesis is a helicopter with four motors / propellers, a so called a quadrotor helicopter, and the navigation technology is based on measuring the vehicles acceleration as a function of time, i.e., inertial navigation.
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author
Ericsson, André LU and Cederberg, Christoffer
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organization
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EITM01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
quadrotor platform
report number
LU/LTH-EIT 2017-562
language
English
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8903985
date added to LUP
2017-03-09 12:42:44
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2017-03-09 12:42:44
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  abstract     = {The usage and potential usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in our society grows rapidly and therefore an interest of how to design such a craft was sparked. The ability of an autonomous flight is valuable in many applications and requires that the craft is equipped with a GPS-module. If the connection is lost the UAV’s itinerary may differ from the predetermined one. Because of this an alternative navigation technique would be interesting. By measuring the inertia of an object it is possible to derive the location in relation to the starting point.
In this thesis report a comprehensive description of how a quadrotor helicopter is designed and constructed will be given. Furthermore, inertial navigation implemented by miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical elements will also be treated in this report.},
  author       = {Ericsson, André and Cederberg, Christoffer},
  keyword      = {quadrotor platform},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Construction of a quadrotor platform and an investigation of inertial navigation},
  year         = {2017},
}