Faculty Advisor

Demetriou, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J

Abstract

An autonomous quad-rotor is an aerial helicopter with four horizontal rotors designed in a square configuration capable of locating lost or jeopardized victims, gathering military intelligence, or surveillance. The project team designed a miniaturized quad-rotor able to determine its own attitude through an onboard sensor system. A computer program using formulated control equations and an onboard processing system enables the quad-rotor to fly to a pre-determined position while correcting its attitude, which results in steady level autonomous flight.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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