Design of an integrated electronic speed controller for agile robotic vehicles

Tefay, Benjamin, Eizad, Bazle, Crosthwaite, Peter, Singh, Surya and Postula, Adam (2011). Design of an integrated electronic speed controller for agile robotic vehicles. In: Tom Drummond and Wai Ho Li, ACRA 2011 Proceedings. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2011), Melbourne, Australia, (1-8). 7-9 December 2011.

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Author Tefay, Benjamin
Eizad, Bazle
Crosthwaite, Peter
Singh, Surya
Postula, Adam
Title of paper Design of an integrated electronic speed controller for agile robotic vehicles
Conference name Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2011)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 7-9 December 2011
Proceedings title ACRA 2011 Proceedings
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Monash University
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Tom Drummond
Wai Ho Li
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Adopting a system-on-chip approach, this paper presents an integrated FPGA-based Electronic Speed Control (ESC) for driving brushless DC electric motors. This allows for sensing, computation, and higher control bandwidth than traditional off-the-shelf ESCs (typically 50Hz). In addition to a more compact and flexible package, this provides greater system awareness and facilitates a faster control loop rate, which are useful for agile robotic systems, such as UAVs. This design has been tested in conjunction with a custom, compact quadrotor system. It provides reduced payload and increased robustness compared to traditional controllers.
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