Swee King Phang

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This paper presents a robust and efficient navigation solution for a quadrotor UAV to perform autonomous flight in a confined but partially known indoor environment. The main sensors used onboard of the UAV are two scanning laser range finders and an inertial measurement unit. When the indoor environment is structured and the coordinates of its key corner(More)
The recent development of small yet sophisticated sensors has led to the development of smaller unmanned aerial vehicles, especially in the form of quadrotor. When it is limited by the availability of the reverse propellers, the conventional quadrotor will no longer be realizable, and thus introducing the 4-standard-propeller (4SP) quadrotor design. This(More)
This paper presents an intelligent and robust guidance, navigation and control solution for a rotorcraft UAV to perform automatic cargo transportation between two moving platforms. Different from the conventional GPS/INS based navigation, the proposed UAV system also integrates a scanning laser range finder to robustly correct its altitude measurement and(More)
This paper describes the development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with the aid of a vision processing system for indoor navigation. A co-axial radio-controlled (RC) helicopter is upgraded with a customized on-board avionics system which include two Gumstix Linux computer systems as the on-board processors. A camera module is used to capture real time(More)
This paper presents a guideline to systematically design and construct a micro quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), capable of autonomous flight. The designed micro UAV has a gross weight of less than 40 g including power supply sufficient for an 8-min flight. The design is divided into three parts. First, investigation is made on the structural design(More)
This paper describes the design and construction of an autonomous indoor coaxial rotorcraft system with onboard vision processing capability. A radio-controlled (RC) helicopter was modified and upgraded with essential avionics and processing elements for autonomous flight. This paper shows that in an indoor environment, where GPS signals are unavailable,(More)
This paper presents an intelligent and robust guidance, navigation and control solution for a rotary-wing UAV to carry out an autonomous cargo transportation mission between two moving platforms. Different from the conventional GPS/INS-only navigation scheme, this solution also integrates sophisticated Lidar and vision systems capable of precisely locating(More)
— In this work, we provide a nonlinear mathematical model identification methodology of an autonomous micro quadrotor, and the design of its orientation and position controllers. In the model identification, we specifically focus on the brushed D.C. motor dynamics, which further breaks down into three different segments: voltage generation, motor dynamics,(More)
In this work, we report our solutions to the problems given in the 2014 International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, held in Delft, the Netherlands, August 2014, which involves using micro air vehicles in urban post-disaster search and rescue missions. Solutions to all key mission elements of the competition, including real-time map stitching, indoor(More)