Paul Triantafyllou
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## Paul Triantafyllou's Discussions

### How Can I Remove Vibration Noise From My Accelerometer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Smith Jul 24, 2012.

Hi All,I plan on building my own autonomous UAV from scratch. I'm using the following IMU: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10183Right now, I have…Continue

### Lowest ESC Update Frequency? 50Hz Too Slow?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Babb Mar 19, 2012.

Hi Everyone,I'm currently building an autonomous UAV. I've been having issues with PID control and I've tried to increase the frequency of my control loop as I thought that would be the source of my…Continue

### Quadrotor Helicopters - Quantifying Their Flight Behavior

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Babb Aug 15, 2011.

Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of making an autonomous quadrotor helicopter UAV. A concept that I have not been able to solidify or find anywhere is what exactly quantifies the manuevering and…Continue

Tags: autonomous, UAV, helicopter, control, PID

### Senior Project UAV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Squalish Mar 26, 2011.

Hey Everyone, I'm a junior electrical engineering major and for my senior project next year, I've assembled a team of two electrical engineers and two mechanical engineers to design a fully…Continue

Tags: project, senior, autonomous, UAV, college

# Paul Triantafyllou's Page

## Latest Activity

"void loop(){Accel();         float pitch = real_x; //should converts accelerometer 8 bit to degrees         pitch *= .0078;        //i don't know where i got all these constants         pitch *= .5;             // this may be because i am running it…"
Jul 24, 2012
"The Kalman filter slide made me laugh out loud. Informative PDF, thank you."
Jul 24, 2012
"Interested in seeing the code (or link to pastebin or something). If there's an error maybe we can spot it."
Jul 24, 2012
"I tried to get a grasp of the Kalman filter, but it quickly became too complicated. I looked into a DCM; it seems doable on an arduino board, but I still don't have my head around it. Good news is: I set up a very basic complementary filter…"
Jul 24, 2012
"I found Kalman filtering for a 3D AHRS solution to be very math-intensive and for me very difficult. I'd spend my time working on dealing with the vibration mechanically long before diving into Kalman Filtering. Also, the ArduPilot…"
Jul 23, 2012
"Hi Brett,"
Jul 22, 2012
"Did you ever find a solution to this?? I am in a similar situation. I am trying to set up a drone on a Eflite UltraStick, and I am experiencing WAY too much mechanical interference. I am just looking into the Kalman Filter for the first time. Did…"
Jul 22, 2012
"Ok... umm... wow, I've looked at SO much. Let's see.... oh, here's a great tutorial on digital signal processing. http://www.dspguide.com/pdfbook.htm Very easy to understand. Some commonly suggested papers for Kalman…"
May 5, 2012
"Thank you for your reply. I will investigate MatrixPilot and its documentation. I currently have a long list of things I want to learn and master, Kalman filtering and digital signal processing being among them. It's sort of like an easter egg…"
May 2, 2012
"If you haven't yet, carefully study the algorithms and approaches of other autopilot AHRSs which faced and dealt with the gyro/accel noise issue -- as well as many subsequent issues. I suggest starting with MatrixPilot since it is well…"
May 2, 2012
Paul Triantafyllou posted a discussion

### How Can I Remove Vibration Noise From My Accelerometer?

Hi All,I plan on building my own autonomous UAV from scratch. I'm using the following IMU: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10183Right now, I have two main issues.1) My accelerometer picks up way too much vibration noise from the motors. The raw data is essentially useless unless I heavily filter the data. I do not want to filter the data so much as I'm doing a lot of floating point math and it kills the rise time constant of the…See More
May 1, 2012
"Some/most ESC's are auto-ranging, which means that they can adjust their frequencies to match whatever reciever they're connected to. Standard PWM have a 1 to 2ms positive voltage and the rest zero'ed out. Look up "Turbo…"
Mar 19, 2012
"I suppose I should reiterate my question. I've been sending a 50Hz PWM signal to my ESCs but that means I can only update my ESC 50 times a second. I'm using the Turnigy Pentium/Plus 18A ESC. I tried reflashing them to support higher…"
Feb 20, 2012
"You're saying I can operate my ESCs at higher frequencies without reflashing them?"
Feb 19, 2012
"ESC's should handle it no problem. I have tested cheap ones to 650 Hz. It's older analog servos that can't handle high update rates. I think Arducopter runs at 400 Hz to the ecs's, not a problem."
Feb 19, 2012
Paul Triantafyllou posted a discussion

### Lowest ESC Update Frequency? 50Hz Too Slow?

Hi Everyone,I'm currently building an autonomous UAV. I've been having issues with PID control and I've tried to increase the frequency of my control loop as I thought that would be the source of my problems.I can get my control loop and sensors to operate in the 200Hz+ region. However, the electronic speed controllers I have (pentium/plush 18A) have an update frequency of 50Hz. Is this too slow? I've been trying to flash them and reprogram them to work in the 400Hz region but that may be too…See More
Feb 19, 2012

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About Me:
An electrical engineering major at The College of New Jersey.
Tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I plan on creating a UAV because it combines the hardware and software aspects of electrical engineering that I'm very interested in.

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