Nonlinear H decoupling hover control with parameter uncertainties

Ciann-Dong Yang, Wen Hsiung Liu

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This paper proposes a new approach to nonlinear H control of hovering vehicles described by six-degree-of-freedom nonlinear dynamics with plant uncertainties due to variation of moments of inertia caused by fuel consumption and/or payload operation. Taking into account nonlinear effect, plant uncertainty, and wind gust, we show in this paper that the six-degree-of-freedom nonlinear H controller can be exactly decoupled into two three-degree-of-freedom controllers, one for translational motion and the other for rotational motion, even though longitudinal and lateral dynamics of flight vehicle in hover are highly nonlinear and severely coupled. At the same time, the paper shows that the nonlinear H decoupling controls in hover are robust to plant uncertainty and wind gust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-236
Number of pages12
JournalHangkong Taikong ji Minhang Xuekan/Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation
Volume40 A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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