Switching model predictive attitude control for a quadrotor helicopter subject to atmospheric disturbances
2011 (English)In: Control Engineering Practice, ISSN 0967-0661, E-ISSN 1873-6939, Vol. 19, no 10, 1195-1207 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article a Switching Model Predictive Attitude Controller for an Unmanned quadrotor Helicopter subject to atmospheric disturbances is presented. The proposed control scheme is computed based on a Piecewise Affine (PWA) model of the quadrotor’s attitude dynamics, where the effects of the atmospheric turbulence are taken into consideration as additive disturbances. The switchings among the PWA models are ruled by the rate of the rotation angles and for each PWA system a corresponding model predictive controller is computed. The suggested algorithm is verified in experimental studies in the execution of sudden maneuvers subject to forcible wind disturbances. The quadrotor rejects the induced wind–disturbances while performing accurate attitude tracking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 19, no 10, 1195-1207 p.
Research subject Control Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3961DOI: 10.1016/j.conengprac.2011.06.010Local ID: 1ce7e9a6-0492-495c-a0d4-727c2cece352OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-3961DiVA: diva2:976823
Validerad; 2011; 20110627 (geonik)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved