Monthly Archives: January 2015

Helicopter, IMUs & State Estimation

Helicopter A 4 channel, fixed-pitch, RC helicopter is a good analogy for my VTVL rocket. Both vehicles control altitude by changing the magnitude of the thrust vector and both vehicles control attitude by changing the direction of the thrust vector. … Continue reading

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Controls

I made a model for a notional VTVL vehicle and tried to build control laws to control altitude, lateral position, and attitude angle for a 30 second flight. The control strategy I’m using is: • During ascent, use a PD … Continue reading

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