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Design of an adaptive 3-dimensional display enabled by a swarm of autonomous micro air vehicles

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dc.contributor.advisor Emilio Frazzoli. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mueller, Erich, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T15:43:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T15:43:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/71461
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-151). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is motivated by the concept of a system consisting of a swarm of small, automatically controlled air vehicles, each carrying a colour-controlled light source (payload), capable of executing coordinated maneouvres for the purpose of entertainment or data visualization. It focuses on a number of issues associated with the implementation of such a system, and specifically on the development of a non-linear, robust controller with feed-forward compensation, designed for control of a quad-rotor helicopter in the presence of aerodynamic interference generated by other vehicles in swarm-like operational conditions. System requirements and driving factors are identified, and various types of overall system architectures as well as vehicle designs are considered. The vehicle prototyping process is described, with specific emphasis on electronic design and hardware integration. Several problems associated with the flight of numerous vehicles in close proximity are addressed. Simulation and laboratory testing is described and results are presented and interpreted. Finally, consideration is given to the future development of such a system, as well as possible large-scale implementations and commercial opportunities. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Erich Mueller. en_US
dc.format.extent 151 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Aeronautics and Astronautics. en_US
dc.title Design of an adaptive 3-dimensional display enabled by a swarm of autonomous micro air vehicles en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 795183378 en_US


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