Design of Helicopter Autopilot
An automatic stabilization system was designed on a standard computer for a small electrical helicopter. A TV sensor consists of two Web cameras connected to the computer and four onboard diodes. Results of experiments are reported where the full autopilot system stabilizes a helicopter near a fixed 3-dimensional point that is not far from the ground. It is shown also that an onboard sensor with three gyroscopes provides reliable information about angular velocities.