This paper introduces a custom real-time control platform design for a quadrotor. The control framework is designed to be universal but yet, flexible for implementation of various control and navigation algorithms. The developed platform is modular and is presented in three categories: hardware, software and communication. System identification is also presented for parameters measurement and estimation. Moreover, a ground station with a graphical user interface is designed in Labview for remote control and monitoring, which makes diagnostic easier. A wireless bidirectional communication unit is also designed to bridge the quadrotor and the ground station. The developed cost effective control platform is validated by Matlab/Simulink simulation and experiment through PID control implementation.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEIT.2015.7232995
Conference 3rd International Conference on Control, Engineering and Information Technology, CEIT 2015
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Kafi, M.R. (Mohamed Redouane), Chaoui, H, Hamane, B. (Bekhada), & Debilou, A. (Abdelrezak). (2015). Design and realization of a real-time control platform for quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles. In 3rd International Conference on Control, Engineering and Information Technology, CEIT 2015. doi:10.1109/CEIT.2015.7232995