Title: Robust controller design of small-scale unmanned helicopter

Authors: Pei-zhi Liu, Zhi-qiang Bai, Jin-hua Wang

Addresses: Beijing Institute of Computer Application Technology, Beijing, 100089, China. ' Beijing Institute of Computer Application Technology, Beijing, 100089, China. ' Beijing Institute of Computer Application Technology, Beijing, 100089, China

Abstract: The common methods of robust control for unmanned helicopters are introduced in this paper. Based on modelling the attitude and motion of helicopter with dynamics equations, the controller is designed by loop shaping approach, which implements direct control on the forward and lateral velocities of helicopter. The simulation demonstrates satisfactory stability and robustness of the proposed controller.

Keywords: unmanned helicopters; robust control; loop shaping; helicopter control; modelling; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2011.037824

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2011 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.17 - 21

Published online: 31 Dec 2010 *

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