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System and mathematical modeling of quadrotor dynamics
Author(s): Jacob M. Goodman; Jinho Kim; S. Andrew Gadsden; Stephen A. Wilkerson
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are becoming increasingly visible in our daily lives; and range in operation from search and rescue, monitoring hazardous environments, and to the delivery of goods. One of the most popular UAS are based on a quad‐rotor design. These are typically small devices that rely on four propellers for lift and movement. Quad‐rotors are inherently unstable, and rely on advanced control methodologies to keep them operating safely and behaving in a predictable and desirable manner. The control of these devices can be enhanced and improved by making use of an accurate dynamic model. In this paper, we examine a simple quadrotor model, and note some of the additional dynamic considerations that were left out. We then compare simulation results of the simple model with that of another comprehensive model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9468, Unmanned Systems Technology XVII, 94680R (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2185196
Show Author Affiliations
Jacob M. Goodman, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Jinho Kim, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
S. Andrew Gadsden, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Stephen A. Wilkerson, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9468:
Unmanned Systems Technology XVII
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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