Control of a VTOL aircraft: Motion planning and trajectory tracking

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Abstract

This study deals with some essential control problems of a vertical take-off and landing aircraft. In the first part of this paper we present a simple control strategy for state-to-state control. The resulting motion planning procedure for the nonlinear under-actuated system, is in fact simple and based on the solution of a linear algebraic equation. Having established an open loop control strategy for state-tostate motion planning, effective closed-loop control schemes for stability and trajectory tracking, are presented. Finally, some simulation results which demonstrate the controllers performances, are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, ISIC '05 and the 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED '05
Pages1493-1498
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event20th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, ISIC '05 and the13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED '05 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 27 Jun 200529 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, ISIC '05 and the 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED '05
Volume2005

Conference

Conference20th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, ISIC '05 and the13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED '05
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period27/06/0529/06/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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