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Quadrocopter

In this model, a quadrocopter is modeled and its flight is visualized. The forces and torques in the body subsystem are created by four rotors, each driven by a DC motor. The lift and drag of each rotor are computed from the angular speed. A controller subsystem is used to maintain the altitude of the quadrocopter at a reference of 50 m. A one second failure is simulated at the 20 second mark in order to create a perturbation, and as can be seen in the simulation, the model stabilizes shortly thereafter.

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Model Images
  • Quadrocopter 3-D visualization provides immediate insight into the quadrocopter stability.
  • Model_Quadrocopter Model diagram of quadrocopter body and controller design.
  • Quadrocopter_plots Output of altitude and position angle.
  • Quadrocopter_animation_still 3-D quadrocopter animation.
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