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Computación y Sistemas

Print version ISSN 1405-5546

Comp. y Sist. vol.19 n.3 México Jul./Sep. 2015

 

Artículos

 

Cockpit Design for First Person View Flight for a Remotely Operated Quadrotor Helicopter

 

Héctor A. Pérez-Sánchez1, Edward U. Benítez-Rendón1, Bernardino Castillo-Toledo1, Alexander G. Loukianov1, Luis F. Luque-Vega2, Maarouf Saad 3

 

1 Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CINVESTAV Campus Guadalajara, Department of Automatic Control, Zapopan, Jalisco, México. haperez@gdl.cinvestav.mx, eubenitez@gdl.cinvestav.mx, toledo@gdl.cinvestav.mx, louk@gdl.cinvestav.mx

2 ITESO University, Department of Electronics, Systems and Informatics, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México. luisluque@iteso.mx

3 École de Technologie Supérieure, Power Electronics and Industrial Control Research Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canadá. Maarouf.Saad@etsmtl.ca

Corresponding author is Héctor A. Pérez-Sánchez.

 

Article received on 07/12/2014.
Accepted on 15/04/2015.

 

Abstract

Recently, technological advances have been focused on the cockpit of modern unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in order to reduce pilot requirements and workload to operate them. First person view (FPV) flight represents a key point when UAVs perform tasks beyond the line of sight. This paper presents the design and implementation of a cockpit for a remotely operated quadrotor. We have developed an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for piloting the quadrotor encompassing the most relevant flight instruments as an altimeter, attitude, heading, and ground speed indicators. The GUI is developed using the programming development environment LabVIEW®.

Keywords: Quadrotor, cockpit, block control, LabVIEW®.

 

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico, under grants 127858 and 129591.

 

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