Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

2017 International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy ( TAP Energy), IEEE, Kollam, India (2017)

ISBN:

9781538640210

URL:

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8397379

Keywords:

aircraft control, Arduino UNO platform, autonomous aerial vehicles, control strategy, Control systems, DC motors, helicopters, Laboratory helicopter, LQR controller, mathematical model, Microcontrollers, multivariable system, Multivariable systems, PID Controller, Potentiometers, Propellers, public domain software, Remotely operated vehicles, Shafts, Stabilization, three-term control, UAS, Unmanned aerial systems

Abstract:

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.

Cite this Research Publication

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.