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Novel quadcopter flight controller and telemetry remote

Cunta, Aharon (2015) Novel quadcopter flight controller and telemetry remote. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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This project designed, constructed and implemented a novel quadcopter flight controller and remote.

With the quadcopters’ popularity ever increasing, more people are making use of the advantages this machine can offer. From surf photographers to hobbyists, the quadcopter needs to be easy to setup, tune and relay information back to the operator to ensure safe flight. A functionality not found on today’s market.

Components were chosen, tested and implemented to create a functioning quadcopter flight controller and remote system.

Although the implementation is regarded as being successful, there are still some design changes that could improve the functionality of the system. Noise from altitude readings hampered the altitude hold functionality and as well as no method implemented to counter for the change in barometric pressure throughout the day. But with efficient code making use of hardware the hardware, there is still sufficient computational time left to implement signal filtering simply not available at the lower market end of commercial flight controllers. An additional $10 barometer could also solve the altitude creep as ground barometric pressure changes.

Publication Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor: Parlevliet, David
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