Tandem Rotor Helicopter Control

  • Tian Seng Ng
Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)


In this chapter, we study the dynamic analysis and control design for the tandem rotor 3-DOF helicopter platform. We utilized the MATLAB/Simulink software to integrate with the Quarc software for the control system. The system mimics a Chinook helicopter, of which the build consists of a base to which an arm is mounted, two motor-driven propellers attached on the free-to-swivel helicopter body, a counter weight, DC amplifiers (power supply), desktop computer equipped with controller and DAQ card to interface with the 3-DOF helicopter. We run the helicopter system from the control of the joystick attached.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSingaporeSingapore

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