Development of Blimp Platform for Aerial Photography
This paper presents the development of a semi-automated blimp platform for aerial photography. The blimp can be tele-operated from a ground station and is capable of autonomously holding its heading and altitude when the pilot releases control. The blimp consists of a helium-filled envelope to achieve the buoyancy and a pair of propellers to drive the blimp in the desired direction. A basic control algorithm and sensing system are also proposed to control and maintain the heading and altitude of the blimp.
R. Varatharajoo, F.I. Romli, K.A. Ahmad, D.L. Majid and F. Mustapha
H. S. Jo et al., "Development of Blimp Platform for Aerial Photography", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 170-175, 2014