UAV, UAS, unmanned aircraft, autopilot, open-source, ROS
To accelerate research and development of the autonomous capabilities of micro aerial vehicles we have developed flight control framework, ROSflight, as a research tool. ROSflight makes development of autopilot code easier and more efficient by minimizing the use of embedded systems, incorporating the Robot Operating System and using off-the-shelf and open-source hardware and software. Motivation and applications for use in the research community are discussed. Analysis of loop rate and communication bandwidth are presented as well as results from flight demonstration of two multi-rotor aircraft.
Original Publication Citation
Jackson, J., Ellingson, G., and McLain, T. ROSflight: A Lightweight, Inexpensive MAV Research and Development Tool, 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, pp. 758-762, June 2016, Arlington, Virginia.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McLain, Timothy; Jackson, James; and Ellingson, Gary J., "ROSflight: A Lightweight, Inexpensive MAV Research and Development Tool" (2016). Faculty Publications. 1880.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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