With the increasing computing power of embedded systems and the spread of semiconductor-based sensor circuits, it has become possible to create control modules which are made from readily available and relatively inexpensive components, which are sufficiently precise, and have fast reaction times, and so which are able to stabilize aircrafts.
Even in man-made aircraft, it is important to automate the orientation regulation, since without it would be very difficult to control the vehicle. To do this, the quick and fault tolerant processing of the data of the appropriate sensors and the implementation of a sufficiently robust controller is essential.
The paper presents the design and implementation of a control module with orientation control functions capable of controlling the orientation of a quadcopter. After completing the module, it will be able to process signals from a conventional remote controller and control the rotors of the quadcopter.
The solved tasks are the following:
• Understanding the peripherals and measurement methods currently in use
• Select hardware components which are suitable for the purpose
• Writing the required software components
• Test the finished components