Some Questions of Trajectory Control of Quadrotor Motion

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The paper presents an approach to provide the motion of a quadrotor along a given trajectory under the influence of step perturbations. The proposed approach is based on the use of a speed regulator, introduced in the works of Veremey E.I. as one of the elements of a special multi-purpose structure controller. Due to its structure, the speed controller gives for the closed-loop system the property of astatism for regulated variables, which means that the error between the actual motion and the desired trajectory converges to zero in the presence of step disturbances. In this work the controller that provides a quadrotor motion along a given trajectory, is based on four linear simplified mathematical models. Each of such simplified models describes the motion for one of the regulated variables and is used to design control law for each specific scalar regulated variable, that gives the astatism property for this variable. As a result the controller is formed to regulate the position in space and the yaw angle of quadrotor. In the end the paper presents graphs of transients of changes in position and orientation in the space under the action of the proposed control to illustrate its effectiveness; simulation is carried out in MATLAB-Simulink environment for a particular quadrotor model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConvergent Cognitive Information Technologies - 3rd International Conference, Convergent 2018, Revised Selected Papers
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, Convergent 2018
EditorsVladimir Sukhomlin, Elena Zubareva
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030374365
ISBN (Print)9783030374358
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020
Event3rd International Scientific Conference on Convergent Cognitive Information Technologies, Convergent 2018 - Moscow
Duration: 29 Nov 20182 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference3rd International Scientific Conference on Convergent Cognitive Information Technologies, Convergent 2018
CountryRussian Federation

Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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