Introduction to Multicopter Design and Control

Authors: Quan, Quan

  • The first introductory book on multicopters
  • Helps users understand the concept of autopilots from basic theories to practical applications
  • Offers a systematic overview of multicopters
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This book is the first textbook specially on multicopter systems in the world. It provides a comprehensive overview of multicopter systems, rather than focusing on a single method or technique. The fifteen chapters are divided into five parts, covering the topics of multicopter design, modeling, state estimation, control, and decision-making. It differs from other books in the field in three major respects: it is basic and practical, offering self-contained content and presenting hands-on methods; it is comprehensive and systematic; and it is timely. It is also closely related to the autopilot that users often employ today and provides insights into the code employed. As such, it offers a valuable resource for anyone interested in multicopters, including students, teachers, researchers, and engineers.

This introductory text is a welcome addition to the literature on multicopter design and control, on which the author is an acknowledged authority. The book is directed to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in aeronautical and control (or electrical) engineering, as well as to multicopter designers and hobbyists. ------- Professor W. Murray Wonham, University of Toronto 

"This is the single best introduction to multicopter control. Clear, comprehensive and progressing from basic principles to advanced techniques, it's a must read for anyone hoping to learn how to design flying robots." ------- Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics CEO.


About the authors

Quan Quan received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), China in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He has been an associate professor at Beihang University since 2013. He is also the director of reliable flight control group at Beihang University. His main research interests include vision-based navigation and reliable flight control. To date he has published 37 peer-reviewed journal papers and 20 conference papers, including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Mechatronics, Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Reliability and AIAA Transactions on Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. In addition, he has launched a design evaluation web for small aircraft.

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3382-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3381-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Multicopter Design and Control
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3382-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3382-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3381-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 128 illustrations in colour
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