A Preliminary Controller Design for Drone Carried Directional Communication System

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In this thesis, we conduct a preliminary study on the controller design for directional antenna devices carried by drones. The goal of the control system is to ensure the best alignment between two directional antennas so as to enhance the performance of air-to-air communication between the drones. The control system at the current stage relies on the information received from GPS devices. The control system includes two loops: velocity loop and position loop to suppress wind disturbances and to assure the alignment of two directional antennae. The simulation and animation of directional antennae alignment control for two-randomly moving drones was ... continued below

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vii, 38 pages : illustrations (some color)

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AL-Emrani, Firas August 2015.

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In this thesis, we conduct a preliminary study on the controller design for directional antenna devices carried by drones. The goal of the control system is to ensure the best alignment between two directional antennas so as to enhance the performance of air-to-air communication between the drones. The control system at the current stage relies on the information received from GPS devices. The control system includes two loops: velocity loop and position loop to suppress wind disturbances and to assure the alignment of two directional antennae. The simulation and animation of directional antennae alignment control for two-randomly moving drones was developed using SIMULINK. To facilitate RSSI-based antenna alignment control to be conducted in the future work, a study on initial scanning techniques is also included at the end of this thesis.

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AL-Emrani, Firas. A Preliminary Controller Design for Drone Carried Directional Communication System, thesis, August 2015; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc804990/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .