A project-oriented course on guidance and control of autonomous aerial vehicles
Document typeConference report
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In this paper, a project oriented course on guidance and control of autonomous aerial vehicles (UAVs) is presented. The paper describes the di erent modules of the course and how they are addressed using the project oriented approach. The project uses a quadrotor UAV that is used as the case study during the course. In this course, the students learn how to mathematically model quadrotor UAV fight characteristics, develop feedback control algorithms to enable stable flight control and fuse sensor measurements using Kalman lter techniques to estimate the UAV position and orientation. Students develop these concepts through both simulation and interaction with UAV real measurements. Throughout the course, students build a full 6-degree-of-freedom simulation of controlled quadrotor UAV ight using MATLAB and Simulink.
CitationNejjari, F. [et al.]. A project-oriented course on guidance and control of autonomous aerial vehicles. A: World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control. "4th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technologies - AMEST 2020. IFAC-PapersOnLine: volume 53, issue 3". Elsevier, 2020, p. 1-6. ISBN 2405-8963.