Metrics for Arducopter Stability

Hello All,

In my research project I am asked to specify with metrics for platform performance i.e. 'how good' is the platform that I am using as compared to other platforms available in the market (APM:Copter, AR.Drone, HK KK, MicroKopter, etc), in terms of:

1) Hovering stability (how good does it hover in windless/ windy scenarios)

2) Waypoint navigation (how smooth does it transition from waypoint to waypoint)

3) A scatter plot/ objective tests that can show the advantage of using one over the other?

I am aware of 'features' that platform(s) provide, it is well documented. But nowhere, is it documented about which software platform provides a better performance/ throughput as it depends not only on the speed of the processor but on the quality and function of the code as well.

I understand, it does depend on the physical parameters of the build, but say using the different board with the exact same copter in similar environmental conditions, which proves better? 

Some objective comparisons might help. Can anyone shed some light?

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