Prototyping an Accurate Position and Attitude Estimator for Small UAVs with Commercial IMUs and Low-Cost GNSS

Article published in Inside GNSS magazine May / June 2015

Authors:  Gianluca Falco, María Campo-Cossío Gutiérrez, Esther López Casariego, Fabio Zacchello, Serge Bories

This article describes the design and development of a low-cost attitude determination and navigation system based primarily on mass market OEM GNSS receivers and antennas, aided by MEMS inertial sensors. Advances presented here target optimization of cost, weight, size, and power consumption such that the overall system may be used for the control and navigation of small UAVs.

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