PID based Stabilization of Gesture Controlled Drones using HIL Simulation
Vitul Varshney1, Melvin Wilson2, Sakthivel Sivaraman3
1Vitul Varshney, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India.
2Melvin Wilson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India.
3Sakthivel Sivaraman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India.
Manuscript received on July 22, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on August 14, 2014. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2014. | PP: 222-225 | Volume-3 Issue-6, August 2014. | Retrieval Number: F3400083614/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In order to understand the balancing dynamics of a quadcopter, a hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HIL Simulation) using NI ELVIS II+ was undertaken. The purpose of this project was to implement collision avoidance on a quadcopter prototype in a controlled environment. The extra mile was run by simulating PID control for the motor actions in the balancing of the quadcopter. Three modules were developed to simulate the control, which upon implementation, provoked an angular change in the quadcopter position. Upon removal of the control, the balancing aspect comes into the picture. PID control was used to simulate the balancing procedure and its constituting effects. The project was approached with modular programming and project approach in mind to incorporate a readable, maintainable and fool-proof environment.
Keywords: Balancing, Collision avoidance, Gesture control, PID.