BeagleBone Black for X8-VB Quadcopter Attitude Control

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Abstract

Nowadays, people are living in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where small microcontrollers or microprocessors are used to read sensors and interact with actuators through the internet. There are a lot of possible approaches, but boards like Arduino, Raspberry pi, BeagleBone Black (and others), can really simplify the interaction between the controllers, sensors and the actuators, so it is important to understand its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to processing speed, parallel processing, expansibility and versatility. This paper will be focused on the BeagleBone Black, the less popular of the microcontrollers/microprocessors mentioned before and therefore, the one with less web support and updated documentation. Its architecture will be explained in order to understand the advantages of the specifications of the BeagleBone Black, namely the ARM Cortex processor and its Programmable Realtime Unit (PRU). The Attitude Controller for the X8-VB Quadcopter is implemented and compared with its Arduino Due version to validate the overall performance improvement of this transition from the Arduino Due to the BeagleBone Black.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages311-317
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148786
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Event45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2019-October

Conference

Conference45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period14/10/1917/10/19

Keywords

  • ARM
  • BeableBone Black
  • Control
  • PRUSS
  • Quadcopter

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    Barbosa, Y. S., Brito, A. Z., Palma, L. B., Gil, P. S., & Antunes, R. M. (2019). BeagleBone Black for X8-VB Quadcopter Attitude Control. In Proceedings: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 311-317). [8927528] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference); Vol. 2019-October). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2019.8927528