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Author Basta, Peter O., author.
Title Quad copter flight / by Peter O. Basta.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  TA153 .Z953 2012 B37eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 51 pages) : illustrations, some color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
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Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 42-43).
Summary An unmanned aerial vehicle, also known as UAV, is an unpiloted aircraft which can either be remotely operated or flown autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans. The design discussed in this report is based on the development of UAV quad rotor helicopter (Quad Copter), hardware, control system and flight dynamics. The copter is built of electric motor driven rotors, a aluminum and fiberglass frame, an embedded on-board computer, power distribution system and various sensor units. The hardware platform utilized for the on board computer was a ATmega2560 microcontroller, with 54 Digital I/O pins, 256KB of Flash memory, 8KB of SRAM and 4KB of EEPROM with programming done predominately in C++ to express the control commands and overall system.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 29, 2012).
Subject Drone aircraft -- Control systems.
Drone aircraft -- Design and construction.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Engineering -- Electrical and Computer Engineering.
OCLC number 847540458