• Development of a Low-Cost, Low-Weight Flight Control System for an Electrically Powered Model Helicopter 

      Carstens, Nicol (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      This project started a new research area in rotary-wing °ight control in the Computer and Control group at the University of Stellenbosch. Initial attempts to build a quad-rotor vehicle exposed di±culties which motivated ...
    • Development of a rotary-wing test bed for autonomous flight 

      Groenewald, Stephanus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This project developed a low-cost avionics system for a miniature helicopter to be used for research in the field of autonomous flight (UAVs). Previous work was done on a small, electrically powered helicopter with some ...
    • Full state control of a Fury X-Cell unmanned helicopter 

      Van Schalkwyk, Carlo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      This thesis describes the successful development of an autopilot for an unmanned radio controlled helicopter. It presents a non-linear helicopter model. An adaptive linearised model is derived and used to design a ...
    • Monocular vision assisted autonomous landing of a helicopter on a moving deck 

      Swart, Andre Dewald (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The landing phase of any helicopter is the most critical part of the whole flight envelope, particularly on a moving flight deck. The flight deck is usually located at the stern of the ship, translating ...