Accession Number : AD1008930

Title :   Implementation Of Simulink Controller Design On IRIS+ Quadrotor

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Fum,Wei Zhong

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The thesis has two primary objectives. First, it develops a high-fidelity 6DOF flight dynamics model of a multi-copter UAV, and uses it for the design and implementation of the linear attitude controller onboard of an industrial quadcopter; both steps are implemented in Simulink. Second, it leverages the weakly joint efforts of MathWorks and the open-source community to build a software setup that enables rapid control software prototyping. This software architecture enables control system design and integration without the need for proficiency in embedded coding that typically utilizes high-level programming languages like C/C++. The higher impact of the dual objective is in advancing methods and tools of verifiable control system design and the embedded code generation that simplifies the V and V process. The 3DR Iris+ quadrotor, equipped with PX4 Pixhawk autopilot, is selected as the primary prototyping platform. The autopilot allows for the real-time execution of an application (attitude controller) that is auto-generated from MatLab/Simulink. This makes the Iris+ quadrotor an ideal platform for rapid flight control prototyping by using MathWorks auto code generation capability. Ultimately, the developed setup represents a convenient research and development tool that natively bridges the gap between the safety-critical flight control science and flight experimentation technology by eliminating the error-prone manual coding of embedded microcontrollers.

Descriptors :   SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , HELICOPTERS , FLIGHT , unmanned aerial vehicles , ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS , AUTOMATIC PILOTS , mathematical models , kinematics , dynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE