Model of control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (quadcopters)

Simulations of Computer, Telecommunications, Control and Social Systems

Designing control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) based on models eliminates uncertainty, ambiguity, and non-computability. In addition, it is an effective way to ensure the creation of UAV with a high safety factor that meets airworthiness standards. This is the aircraft design process adopted by some well-known international companies. It may be worthwhile for companies and science institutes with sufficient resources to implement “Model-Based Systems Engineering” for drones or quadcopters as small complex systems. Model-based development greatly enhances the safety of small complex systems. Simulation in virtual environments is beneficial for exploring the development process and gaining experience for UAV development. This study presents a three-dimensional model of a quadcopter (one of the UAV varieties) in the SolidWorks program. An analysis of the characteristics and dynamics of the flight of the quadcopter was carried out, then, using Matlab, a model of the mechanism of the system and quadcopter engines was created. A model of quadcopter dynamics is presented and its movements are simulated when performing various tasks.