Beuchat, Paul N.
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Quad-rotors are becoming more and more commonplace as technological advancements increase capabilities and reduce costs. Quad-rotor vehicles are encountered both for domestic entertainment and industrial applications, some examples are: toys for people of all ages, professional cinematography, or, inspection of industrial scale structures and processes. One reason why quad-rotors have become so pervasive is their mechanical simplicity, which lends itself to the high operational reliability. Moreover, the control and estimation techniques required to stabilise a quad-rotor around hover require only the control theory taught to under-graduates, while acrobatic feats and fleet manoeuvres inspire many directions in current research. The learning objective of this course are two-fold: (i) the students will gain knowledge about and understanding of the modelling and control theory for a quad-rotor application, and (ii) the students will make the connection to and apply theory taught in the under-graduate control system classes. By implementing the control and estimation algorithms on a real quad-rotor, the students will gain experience with how decisions in the modelling and design stage affect real-world performance. Show more
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PublisherAutomatic Control Laboratory (IfA), ETH Zurich
Organisational unit02140 - Dep. Inf.technologie und Elektrotechnik / Dep. of Inform.Technol. Electrical Eng.
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