By Topic

On global tracking control of a VTOL aircraft without velocity measurements

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Do, K.D. ; Sch. of Mech. Eng., Univ. of Western Australia, WA, Australia ; Jiang, Z.P. ; Pan, J.

This note develops a nonlinear output-feedback controller to force a nonminimum phase, underactuated vertical take-off and landing aircraft to globally asymptotically track a reference trajectory generated by a reference model. The control development is based on a global exponential observer, some global coordinate transformations, Lyapunov's direct method and an extension of the backstepping technique. Interestingly, the proposed methodology also yields new results for the previously studied problems of stabilization and output tracking or regulation. Numerical simulations illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller.

Published in:

Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 12 )