A Survey on Open-Source Flight Control Platforms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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Recently, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), so-called drones, have gotten a lot of attention in academic research and commercial applications due to their simple structure, ease of operations and low-cost hardware components. Flight controller, embedded electronics component, represents the core part of the drone. It aims at performing the main operations of the drone (e.g., autonomous control and navigation). There are various types of flight controllers and each of them has its own characteristics and features.
This paper presents an extensive survey on the publicly available open-source flight controllers that can be used for academic research. The paper introduces the basics of UAV system with its components. The survey fully covers both hardware and software open-source flight controller platforms and compares their main features.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design
Number of pages7
Publication date2017
Article number8049816
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2147-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2146-2, 978-1-5386-2145-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event20th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 30. Aug 20171. Sep 2017
Conference number: 20


Conference20th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design
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  • UAV
  • Drones
  • Open platforms
  • Survey
  • Flight controller


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