AggieNav: A small, well integrated navigation sensor system for small unmanned aerial vehicles

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Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009, Vol: 3, Page: 635-640

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Coopmans, Calvin
ASME International; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; The American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
Computer Science; Engineering; Mathematics; Sensors; Navigation; Unmanned aerial vehicles; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
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Small UAV performance is limited by the sensors used in the navigational systems. Several solutions of various complexity and cost exist, however no ready-made solutions exist for a high-accuracy, low-cost UAV system. Presented is AggieNav: a small, integrated navigational 6 degree-of-freedom with compass and GPS sensor package designed for ideal navigation of small UAVs. System, hardware, and embedded software design for the system is detailed. Copyright © 2009 by ASME.