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Title: Monitoring and control of a flying projectile and ducted fan
Authors: Lessig, Richard
Malikov, Maxim
Shah, Murtaza
Turilin, Andrey
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2007
Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a vital resource for military and civilian purposes that can be used for scouting and surveying of remote and inaccessible terrain, spying on enemy position, and security surveillance. The objective of this senior design project is to construct a small autonomous flying vehicle capable of real time position measurement with self-control. The UAV is composed of a ducted fan design powered by a lithium ion polymer battery and utilizes accelerometers, magnetometers, and various sensors for vehicle attitude measurement, position detection and obstacle avoidance. At the center of the vehicle, an Atmel AVR ATMega16 microcontroller will gather and process all the information from the sensors to maintain a constant stability of the system. Utilizing Mathematica version 4 and the dynamics package associated with ProPac version 3, the system dynamics will be modeled and verified. Based on this outcome, a controller will be written in an embedded C program that will be converted into an assembly language with Atmel AVR Studio. Finally, a prototype will be constructed and evaluated in real flight tests, with revisions made accordingly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1344
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