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Developing a low-cost autonomous blimp with a reduced number of actuators
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Paper Abstract

Miniature blimps will have numerous applications in future smart cities. This paper presents the design of an autonomous blimp that can be autonomously operated and controlled. In order to be able to operate over long periods of time, the blimp design employs a novel actuation mechanism with only one servomotor and two DC motors. Experiments are carried out to demonstrate the capabilities of the constructed autonomous blimp.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11021, Unmanned Systems Technology XXI, 110210D (15 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519252
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Safwan Ul Ferdous, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)
Alireza Mohammadi, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)
Sridhar Lakshmanan, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11021:
Unmanned Systems Technology XXI
Charles M. Shoemaker; Hoa G. Nguyen; Paul L. Muench, Editor(s)

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