Title

Helicopter stability regulation module using an embedded system (HeRMES)

Date of Publication

2013

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

College

College of Computer Studies

Department/Unit

Computer Science

Thesis Adviser

Clement Y. Ong

Defense Panel Member

Macario O. Cordel, II
Roger Luis T. Uy
Francis P. Lai

Abstract/Summary

Disaster mitigation is of utmost importance in the Philippines as natural and destructive phenomena are common. Hence, being able to acquire an overall assessment of the affected areas is needed for providing emergency services in the shortest amount of time - this is the role that the Aerial Dynamic Assessment Robot for National Advancement (ADARNA) initiative aims to undertake. The computer based aircraft stability control with manual user navigation research (CNAV) was the first attempt to provide stability for the RC helicopter in line with ADARNA. However, a lack of sensors and high response latencies encountered allowed CNA to archive only a quasi-stable state. The research investigates the ability of the Arduino-based Ardupilot mega to stabilize a 600-size RC helicopter during hover and provides approaches in interfacing the device in both software and hardware. Tests have shown that with proper mechanical and electrical interfacing and integration, and control system tuning, the Ardupilot mega was able to reduce active pilot control in hover by 15-20%.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU18129

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 v. (various foliations) : ill. 29 cm

Keywords

Helicopters--Aerodynamics

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