Title

Obstacle avoidance algorithm for swarm of quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Date of Publication

2016

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Electronics And Communications Engg

Thesis Adviser

Elmer Jose P. Dadios

Defense Panel Chair

Edwin Sybingco

Defense Panel Member

Laurence A. Gan Lim
Argel A. Bandala

Abstract/Summary

Unmanned aerial vehicle that is moving from one place to another needs to have a real-time obstacle avoidance controller to prevent collisions in the obstacles around it. In this study, the concept of Artificial Potential Field (APF) is proposed to implement obstacle avoidance in swarm of quadrotors. This is based on the assumptions that the target and obstacle will introduce a certain force that will direct the robot to its destination. The effectiveness of this method was tested in a computer simulation and in actual implementation using Crazyflie quadrotors. The primary goal of the quadrotor is to go from point A to point B without colliding to the obstacles around it. The experiment shows that the actual implementation were similar to simulation results. It also proved that the APF was effective in real-rime obstacle avoidance and does not require complex mathematical equations to implement.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG006726

Shelf Location

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

Physical Description

1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.

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