Adaptive control of micro air vehicles

Ismail, Shaik and Pashilkar, AA and Ayyagari, Ramakalyan (2011) Adaptive control of micro air vehicles. In: Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD 2011), November 16-18, 2011, Bangalore, India.

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This paper discusses the problems associated with aerodynamic modeling, control and simulation of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). It is suggested that MRAC-based adaptive control methods are more suitable than the classical PID and Robust Control methods for MAVs. The salient features of conventional MRAC methods, and two significant and recent variants of these methods – the Modified Reference Model MRAC method and the L1 Adaptive Control method, are briefly described. These adaptive control methods are applied to the roll control of a typical MAV and the results are discussed. The Sliding Mode Control, which can be considered as a robust adaptive control method, is also implemented for pitch rate tracking of the MAV for the sake of comparison.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro Air Vehicle, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Adaptive control, MRAC, M-MRAC, L1 Adaptive control, Sliding mode control
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 04:27
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 04:27

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