Twirre is a new architecture for mini-UAV platforms designed for autonomous flight in both GPS-enabled and GPS-deprived applications. The architecture consists of low-cost hardware and software components. High-level control software enables autonomous operation. Exchanging or upgrading hardware components is straightforward and the architecture is an excellent starting point for building low-cost autonomous mini-UAVs for a variety of applications. Experiments with an implementation of the architecture are in development, and preliminary results demonstrate accurate indoor navigation.
J. van de Loosdrecht, K. Dijkstra, J.H. Postma, W. Keuning and D. Bruin
Published at the International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Competition, IMAV 2014