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Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines

Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines by Pedro Castillo Garcia
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Problems in the motion control of aircraft are of perennial interest to the control engineer as they tend to be of complex and nonlinear nature.

Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines is an exposition of models developed for various types of mini-aircraft:

  • planar Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft;
  • helicopters;
  • quadrotor mini-rotorcraft;
  • other fixed-wing aircraft;
  • blimps;

for each of which it propounds:

  • detailed models derived from Euler-Lagrange methods;
  • appropriate nonlinear control strategies and convergence properties;
  • real-time experimental comparisons of the performance of control algorithms;
  • review of the principal sensors, on-board electronics, real-time architecture and communications systems for mini-flying machine control, including discussion of their performance;
  • detailed explanation of the use of the Kalman filter to flying machine localization.

To researchers and students in nonlinear control and its applications Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines provides valuable insights to the application of real-time nonlinear techniques in an always challenging area.

Springer London; March 2006
265 pages; ISBN 9781846281792
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Title: Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines
Author: Pedro Castillo Garcia; Rogelio Lozano; Alejandro Enrique Dzul
 
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