ELEN 474 / ELEN 574 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Control

Spring 2016


Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), models, and control methods; state-space models, LQR controls, pole placement, and robust control; stability and control; data links; modern cooperative control and path planning for UAVs; practical implementation, design, and assembly of a quad/hexa-rotor type of UAVs; programming of flight controllers, testing, and flying UAVs; collaboration with Professional Aviation and Geographic Information Science (GIS) students, teamwork in small groups in the Drone Lab.


Dr. Rastko R. Selmic, Email: rselmic@latech.edu
Tel: 318-257-4641, Tech Pointe 208B.

Mr. Wesley Palmer, GIS (co-instructor), Email: wpalmer@latech.edu.

Class Hours:

TF, 2:00pm–3:50pm, NETH 120

Office Hours: MTWRF, 9:00am–11:00am

Course Syllabus


HOMEWORK assignments and solutions will be posted on the University Moodle system


Figure 1: Students working on drones in SDL lab.


Figure 2: Students' drones in SDL lab.