Volume 15, Issue 8 (2015)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2015, 15(8): 281-290 | Back to browse issues page

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Tofigh M A, Mahjoob M, Ayati M. Modeling and nonlinear tracking control of a novel multi-rotor UAV. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 15 (8) :281-290
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-656-en.html
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In this paper, modeling and design of a trajectory tracking control system for a novel multi-rotor UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is developed. The UAV is similar to a quadrotor with an extra no feedback propeller which is added to center of vehicle. The additional rotor improves the ability of lifting heavier payloads, and anti-crosswind capability for quadrotor. For validation, the dynamic model is obtained via both Newton Euler and Lagrange approaches. The dynamical model is under actuated, nonlinear, and has strongly coupled terms. Therefore, an appropriate control system is necessary to achieve desired performance. The proposed nonlinear controller of this paper is an input-output feedback linearization companioned with an optimal LQR controller for the linearized system. The controller involves high-order derivative terms and turns out to be quite sensitive to un-modeled dynamics. Therefore, precise model of UAV is derived by considering actuator’s dynamics. To compensate the actuator’s dynamic and moreover, to avoid complexity in the controller, a second control loop is utilized. The obtained simulation results confirm that the proposed control system has a promising performance in terms of stabilization and position tracking even in presence of external disturbances.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Control
Received: 2015/01/17 | Accepted: 2015/06/9 | Published: 2015/07/4

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