Title: Simulation system design of a small-scale unmanned helicopter

Authors: Hong-bin Deng, Jin-hua Wang, Pei-zhi Liu, Cheng-lin Zhou, Jiang-Feng Wu

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, 100081, China. ' Beijing Institute of Computer Application Technology, Beijing, 100089, China. ' Beijing Institute of Computer Application Technology, Beijing, 100089, China. ' Hubei HanDan Mechatronics Co., LTD, Hubei, 441021, China. ' Hubei HanDan Mechatronics Co., LTD, Hubei, 441021, China

Abstract: This paper investigates the simulation design of unmanned helicopter with MATLAB, and completes the development of modelling, control system, navigation system, device input system and virtual reality system, eventually accomplishes the simulation system which can alternate between manned mode and unmanned mode freely. According to the flight test, the simulation and test fit well, this indicates the simulation system accurately describes the characteristics of helicopter dynamics and control system.

Keywords: unmanned helicopters; helicopter modelling; autonomous navigation; virtual reality; helicopter design; helicopter control; simulation; helicopter dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2011.037822

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2011 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.6 - 11

Published online: 31 Dec 2010 *

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