Team Member(s): Steven Long, Matthew Goettl, Fred McCarthy Semester: Fall 2012
The end product will be an autonomous Quad Rotor. The Quad Rotor will be equipped with ultrasonic range finders that will be used for obstacle avoidance. The attitude and heading of the Quad Rotor will be computed using data obtained from an accelerometer, gyro, and, magnetometer. An FPGA based motor control system will provide the necessary motor inputs to maintain stable flight. Flight data will be relayed to a MATLAB based user interface for user viewing. The user interface will also provide the user with various controls such as the desired height and various controller gains.