Autonomous flight control for an RC helicopter

Michael Camilleri, Kenneth Scerri, Saviour Zammit

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Abstract

This paper presents an autopilot system for a Radio Controlled(RC) helicopter, in a simulation environment. The controller is designed using Fuzzy Logic in order to achieve simplicity and cost effectiveness. The system controls the helicopter from takeoff to landing, allowing the craft to reach any position and hover stably with a defined yaw attitude at the request of the user. The Fuzzy Inference Systems (FIS) in use were able to allow for these operations with more than satisfactory results, even in simulated winds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages391-394
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0784-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0782-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2012
Event16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference 2012 - Medina Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: 25 Mar 201228 Mar 2012
http://www.melecon2012.org/

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2158-8473
ISSN (Electronic)2158-8481

Conference

Conference16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference 2012
Abbreviated titleMELECON 2012
CountryTunisia
CityMedina Yasmine Hammamet
Period25/03/1228/03/12
Internet address

Keywords

  • Autonomous Helicopter Flight
  • Fuzzy logic control
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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