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Part 2: Tuning

Modified 2020-11-04 by Sean Hastings

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Problem 1: Ziegler-Nichols Method

Modified 2020-11-04 by Sean Hastings

Imagine you are flying your drone and observing its flight for tuning it. Ideally, you would tune the K_p by slowly increasing its value between flights until you can see the drone moving up and down with uniform oscillations. The final K_p value that causes uniform oscillations is termed as K_u , the ultimate gain. While, the time difference between these two peaks during osciallations is termed as T_u , the ultimate period.

Exercises 1. Given K_u = 500, T_u = 10. Use your K_u and T_u values to compute K_p , K_i , and K_d using Ziegler-Nichols Method.

Problem 2: Flying with Velocity Control

Modified 2020-11-04 by Sean Hastings

In velocity control, we use planar velocity measure from the camera as the process variable. The keyboard keys are used to set the setpoints.

Exercises 1. Now suppose you are flying in velocity mode over a blank white poster board. How do you expect the drone to behave and why will it behave this way? Hint: think about why we fly over a highly textured planar surface.