Datta, Sarbari and Patkar, Umesh S. and Majumder, Somajyoti (2014) Attitude Controller for Steady Hover of a Rotary-Wing Flying Robot. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 75 (3). pp. 609-623.

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This paper presents an attitude controller for steady hover of CMERI’s Rotary-Wing Flying Robot. The main objective is to control the dynamic behaviour of the robot, which is complex in shape and motion as nonlinear aerodynamic forces and gravity acts on the system. Due to limited accuracy of the dynamic model, the attitude dynamics is conditionally stable where a minimum amount of attitude feedback is required for system stability. To compensate for conditional stability with improved disturbance rejection, an attitude controller is developed adopting cascade control loop architecture. The INS system feedback is used for outer control loop while the gyro feedback is adopted for the inner control loop to attain a high bandwidth, ensuring attitude stability with accelerated response required for a steady hover. The defined controller has introduced corrective control to mitigate the disturbance as sensed by the gyros before they actually do affect the output as the cascade control loop is more responsive than simply the INS loop feedback. In the proposed approach, the robot is modelled using well known “NASA Minimum Complexity Math Model” where robot dynamics is decoupled into Single Input Single Output system. Kalman filter is used to estimate the attitude from the high frequency based gyros aided by INS system feedback data while a matched pole-zero method is used to perform discretization. The stability of the system is evaluated using closed loop identification. The provided solution is tested on Hirobo Scheadu50 model and the system performance is analyzed using the proposed controller.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 05:54
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 05:54
URI: http://cmeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/308

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