Development of an Unconventional Unmanned Coaxial Rotorcraft: GremLion
In this paper, we present an unmanned system design methodology for a fully functional unmanned rotorcraft system: GremLion, developed with all necessary avionics and a ground control station. It has been employed to participate in the 2012 UAVForge competition. The proposed design methodology consists of hardware construction, software development, dynamic modeling and flight control, as well as mission algorithms. The test results have been presented in this paper to verify the proposed design methodology.
KeywordsUnmanned Aerial Vehicle Inertial Measurement Unit Swash Plate Ground Control Station Collective Pitch
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