A multicopter design software tool for automated generation of simulation and visualization models

Mohammad Shaqura, Jeff S. Shamma

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Abstract

Multicoptor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are popular robotics platforms in various research and applications fields. Research in robotics, control, estimation and computer vision relies heavily on open-source software and hardware to build custom UAV. This is motivated by lower cost of material and rapid development desire. The presented tool automates the task of obtaining realistic models for simulation and visualization of multicoptors using state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design engineering tools (CAD). Users interact with the software through a desktop application that offers interface to CAD tools, hardware database and simulation files generation. Custom models can be generated for three popular multirotor simulators. Modeling parameters accuracy has been validated using data of IRIS+ quadcopter model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - 14th International Conference, ICINCO 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsKurosh Madani, Oleg Gusikhin
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages451-474
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9783030112912
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2017 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jul 26 2017Jul 28 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume495
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2017
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period7/26/177/28/17

Keywords

  • Aerial robots
  • Dynamic assembly
  • Flight control
  • Robot visualization
  • SolidWorks API
  • System ID
  • UAV simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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