Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have wide range of applications in several fields. Laboratory model helicopter is an important platform for both the industries and academic fields. Laboratory helicopter is a multivariable system with two inputs and three outputs and it is a better platform for testing the different control strategies before putting it into the real system. In this paper, the laboratory model of helicopter with three degrees of freedom is developed economically and control of the system obtained in the presence of disturbance. Stabilization of the system under disturbances is very difficult. The experimental platform developed and control of the system obtained by using an Arduino UNO platform with PID controller. The proposed control strategy has been validated experimentally with the help of indigenously developed laboratory helicopter.
S. Sini, A. Vivek, and Nandagopal J. L., “Development and control of laboratory helicopter”, in 2017 International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy ( TAP Energy), Kollam, India, 2017.