Development of an iPhone-controlled UAV

Atray C. Dixit, Jaiye Falusi, Samuel Kim, Gabriel Savit, Robert Frank Stengel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Inexpensive components that can be used to create an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) are becoming increasingly available. This accessibility opens up exciting applications: from automated resource transportation in developing countries to the scale testing of integrated airspace systems. We present a novel UAV system in which guidance, navigation, and control were performed on an onboard iPhone 4 and a desired trajectory was supplied through a ground based laptop. Additional UAVs can be modularly integrated to cooperatively interact within the airspace. The iPhone 4 bundles much of the essential hardware required for UAV control and communication and offers additional capabilities such as a audio and video recording. The integrated UAV system was flight tested and its efficacy verified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference
StatePublished - Sep 16 2013
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2013Aug 22 2013

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference


OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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