Master Slave Quadrotor Formation for Lifting Force Multiplication


Tshiamo, Rakgowa and Sim, Kok Swee and Wong, Eng Kiong and Nia, Mohsen Esmaeili (2014) Master Slave Quadrotor Formation for Lifting Force Multiplication. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 705. pp. 133-136. ISSN 1662-7482

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One way to increase the payload capability of quadrotor is to employ a team of quadrotors and control them in fix formation to carry large dimension payload. This is also known as force multiplication technique. Therefore, this work intends to explore a new concept to control a scalable team of quadrotors by introducing a supervisary quadrotor in a two tier architecture or in master-slave mode.Once the payload is lifted, the supervisory quadrotor will guide the team of quadrotors beneath it to the desired destination and gently put down the payload.. The advantage of this concept is that the control algorithm can be easily adjusted when a new team of more powerful quadrotors or even multirotor vehicles become available to carry the load. This is seen as an important development in pushing quadrotor technology for industrial applications. Furthermore, this type of system is more flexible because it is able to operate in both indoor and outdoor environment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 2014 3rd International Conference on Engineering and Innovative Materials (ICEIM 2014)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Formation, Lifting Load Multiplication, Quadrotor
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:28


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