Attitude Control

Attitude control is the process of controlling the orientation of an aerospace vehicle with respect to an inertial frame of reference or another entity such as the celestial sphere, certain fields, and nearby objects, etc.

Controlling vehicle attitude requires sensors to measure vehicle orientation, actuators to apply the torques needed to orient the vehicle to a desired attitude, and algorithms to command the actuators based on (1) sensor measurements of the current attitude and (2) specification of a desired attitude. The integrated field that studies the combination of sensors, actuators and algorithms is called guidance, navigation and control (GNC)

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3-DOF Orientation Tracking with IMUs

Gordon Wetzstein
30 min
Article / Blog

This document is not meant to be a comprehensive review of orientation tracking for virtual reality applications but rather an intuitive introduction to inertial measurement units (IMUs) and...

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Drone Control and the Complementary Filter

Brian Douglas
11 min

Let's talk about the complementary filter and how we can use it to estimate the attitude of a drone using an IMU. It is such a dead simple filter, which is a good reason to learn it, but it...

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