Development of Blimp Platform for Aerial Photography


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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.



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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

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October 2014




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