Conference Paper

Adaptive altitude control for a small helicopter in a vertical flying stand

Div. de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigacion, Inst. Tecnologico de la Laguna, Mexico
DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2003.1273033 Conference: Decision and Control, 2003. Proceedings. 42nd IEEE Conference on, Volume: 3
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we focus on the design and implementation of a controller for a two degree-of-freedom system. This system is composed of a small-scale helicopter which is mounted on a vertical platform. The model is based on Lagrangian formulation and the controller is obtained by classical pole-placement techniques for the yaw dynamics and adaptive pole-placement for the altitude dynamics. Experimental results show the performance of such a controller.

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