Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines

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Springer Science & Business Media, 30 Μαρ 2006 - 252 σελίδες
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Problems in the motion control of aircraft are of perennial interest to the control engineer as they tend to be of complex and nonlinear nature.

Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines is an exposition of models developed for various types of mini-aircraft:

  • planar Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft;
  • helicopters;
  • quadrotor mini-rotorcraft;
  • other fixed-wing aircraft;
  • blimps;

for each of which it propounds:

  • detailed models derived from Euler-Lagrange methods;
  • appropriate nonlinear control strategies and convergence properties;
  • real-time experimental comparisons of the performance of control algorithms;
  • review of the principal sensors, on-board electronics, real-time architecture and communications systems for mini-flying machine control, including discussion of their performance;
  • detailed explanation of the use of the Kalman filter to flying machine localization.

To researchers and students in nonlinear control and its applications Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines provides valuable insights to the application of real-time nonlinear techniques in an always challenging area.

 

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Contents
1
Contents
8
The PVTOL Aircraft 23
22
The Quadrotor Rotorcraft
39
Robust Predictionbased Control for Unstable Delay
60
Modelling and Control of Minihelicopters
81
Helicopter in a Vertical Flying Stand 121
120
Modelling and Control of a TandemWing TailSitter UAV
133
Modelling and Control of Small Autonomous Airships
165
Sensors Modems and Microcontrollers for UAVs
185
Contents
224
A Model Coefficients
233
Index
248
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Rogelio Lozano has worked in worked at a number of institutions with a high reputation for control engineering – the University of Newcastle in Australia, Nasa’s Langley Research Center and now as CNRS Research Director at the University of Compiègne. He is a very experienced author in the control field being an associate editor of both Automatica and International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing. He is the co-author of 3 previous titles for Springer all of them in the Communications and Control Engineering series:

Landau, I.D., Lozano, R. and M’Saad, M. Adaptive Control (1997) 3-540-76187-X

Lozano, R., Brogliato, B., Egeland, O. and Maschke, B. Dissipative Systems Analysis and Control (1999) 1-85233-285-9

Fantoni, I. and Lozano, R. Non-linear Control for Underactuated Mechanical Systems (2001) 1-85233-423-1

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