Designing 3-DOF Hardware-In-The-Loop Test Platform Controlling Multirotor Vehicles

Hancer M., Bitirgen R., Bayezit İ.

3rd IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control (PID), Ghent, Belgium, 9 - 11 May 2018, vol.51, pp.119-124 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.06.058
  • City: Ghent
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-124
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Main idea of this paper is the development of Hardware-in-the-Loop test platform in order to flight mechanical modeling and better stabilization of multirotor vehicles via different feedback control structures, including PID controllers. First, nonlinear mathematical model of the quadrotor platform is built and validated via Matlab/Simulink based simulation environment.Then, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) test scenario is developed to analyze and tune controller parameters with the help of in-house designed testbed mechanism. Next step is observing the quadrotor attitude maneuvers via embedded hardware over the gyroscopic gimballed testbed. The HIL testbed enables us validate and calibrate model and control parameters within real-time environment including inertial and mechanical sensors for multirotor systems. In this study, the particular platform is IRIS cross-type quadrotor vehicle PID based control for stable hover flight. (C) 2018, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.