Landing longitudinal control system design for a fixed wing UAV

Fei Bin Hsiao, Woei Leong Chan, Ying-Chih Lai, Li Che Tseng, Sheng Yen Hsieh, Hian Kun Tenn

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The level of autonomy of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has being an issue for long. One of the most significant milestones is the autonomous take off and landing capability. There are several recovery / landing methods applicable on UAVs, such as net recovery, parachute and etc. However, most comes with the penalty of weight restriction, structural reinforcement, and extra maintenance considerations for the onboard equipments. This paper presents part of the preliminary efforts of the Remotely Piloted Vehicle and Micro-Satellite Laboratory (RMRL) of National Cheng Rung University (NCKU), Taiwan in developing a low cost autonomous runway landing control system. The UAV used is the SWAN, an UAV developed by RMRL in the past few years. The design process includes the system identification on the dynamics of the UAV by using the Observer Kaiman Identification Method (OKID), the design of the control system by using PID design method for both descend and flare, and the verification of the controllers in a computer simulation. These efforts are hope to be the basis of the realization of the autonomous landing control in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 2
Event45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2007 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 2007 Jan 82007 Jan 11

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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