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Flight control of a rotary wing UAV - a practical approach

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Flight control of a rotary wing UAV - a practical approach
Abstract— This paper presents a novel application of the twotime scale controller for the full envelop flight control of a Rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV). In this paper flapping and servo dynamics, important from a practical point of view, is included in the RUAV model. The two-time scale controller takes advantage of the ‘decoupling’ of the nonlinear translational and rotation dynamics of the rigid body, resulting in a two-level hierarchical control scheme. The inner loop controller (attitude control) tracks the attitude commands and sets the main rotor thrust vector, while the outer loop controller (position control) tracks the reference position and control the flapping angles and the tail rotor thrust vector. High fidelity RUAV simulation results are used to demonstrate the control performance. Simulation results show acceptable performance of the proposed two-time scale controller. The comparison of control inputs between the proposed two-time scale controlle...
Bilal Ahmed, Hemanshu Roy Pota, Matthew Garratt
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CDC
Authors Bilal Ahmed, Hemanshu Roy Pota, Matthew Garratt
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