Design of a vision-based control system for quadrotor swarm autonomy
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Recently, small radio-controllable aircraft known as quadrotors, or quadcopters, have become very popular. These aircraft have the ability to vertically takeoff and move in any direction with great stability. They are also capable of carrying small loads, depending on the size of the quadrotor and strength of its motors. The most common applications of quadrotors for the average consumers are recreational activities such as recording video from high altitudes and other angles not accessible by humans. However, the applications of quadrotors and their usefulness in data acquisition extend far beyond leisure and simple delivery. The precision with which a quadrotor can move makes this aircraft a perfect candidate for reconnaissance of dangerous environments. When several quadrotors are networked together, this forms what is called a swarm. A quadrotor swarm can be a very effective way of performing tasks. The research that will be presented shall convey how this type of technology can be achieved.
Sass, RonaldJoshi, Bharat
Thesis (M.S.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2015.
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