Improvement of flight performance for an UAV system
Pacheco-Chaverri, José Ángel
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In the recent years UAV´s have become very popular. Due to the acquire fame of these devices, a wide number of applications have been developed in order to satisfy a demanding market that seeks new ways to improve the flight capability. Because of this the Department of measurement- Aeronautical Instrumentation of Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT), has decided to control a Drone using Open-Source software in order to enhance its performance by implementing a control algorithm that upgrades the stability in the vertical position. The system design allows the software to control the Drone with your PC whether it is remotely (Joystick) or by interpreting instructions from generated code, also it is flexible due to the fact that enables the possibility to modify its vertical control loop algorithm In order to accomplish the system mentioned above, the technology incorporated inside the UAV was used. For example, the ultrasonic sensor and the bottom camera were used to increase the stability of the vertical position. A GPS module was attached, so the system could use it as a reference to flight through selected waypoints programed by the software.
Proyecto de Graduación (Licenciatura en Ingeniería Electrónica) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Electrónica, 2016.