Monitoring Multicopters Energy Consumption
El Ioini N
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Multicopters are small, typically unmanned helicopters having more than two rotors. The wide range of possible applications of multicopters, spanning from environmental research to recreation, has raised the need to come up with innovative solutions to reduce the power demand of these platforms, with the goal of guaranteeing safe completion of missions. To this end, it is of paramount importance to understand the way in which the energy is invested and spent. The goal of this work is to provide reliable means to monitor multicopters energy consumption. We developed a monitoring platform to keep track of the energy consumption of multicopters. The platform relies on a set of sensors to collect the energy consumption data at different points of interest; data are then visualized in a monitoring dashboard. The monitoring system allows further analysis of the recorded data, which could be used to optimize multicopters energy consumption.