This paper presents a robust control strategy for controlling the flight of a passively (fixed) tilted hexarotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The proposed controller is based on a robust extended-state observer to estimate and reject internal dynamics and external disturbances at run-time. Both stability and convergence of the observer are proved using Lyapunov-based perturbation theory and an ultimate bound approach. Such a controller is implemented within a highly realistic simulation environment that includes physics motors, devising an almost transparent behaviour with respect to the real UAV. The controller is tested for flying under normal conditions and in the presence of different types of disturbances showing successful results. Furthermore, the proposed control system is compared against another robust control approach, presenting a better performance regarding the attenuation of the error signals.

Active Disturbance Rejection Control for the Robust Flight of a Passively Tilted Hexarotor / Orozco Soto, Santos Miguel; Cacace, Jonathan; Ruggiero, Fabio; Lippiello, Vincenzo. - In: DRONES. - ISSN 2504-446X. - 6:9(2022), p. 258. [10.3390/drones6090258]

Active Disturbance Rejection Control for the Robust Flight of a Passively Tilted Hexarotor

Cacace, Jonathan;Ruggiero, Fabio;Lippiello, Vincenzo
2022

Abstract

This paper presents a robust control strategy for controlling the flight of a passively (fixed) tilted hexarotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The proposed controller is based on a robust extended-state observer to estimate and reject internal dynamics and external disturbances at run-time. Both stability and convergence of the observer are proved using Lyapunov-based perturbation theory and an ultimate bound approach. Such a controller is implemented within a highly realistic simulation environment that includes physics motors, devising an almost transparent behaviour with respect to the real UAV. The controller is tested for flying under normal conditions and in the presence of different types of disturbances showing successful results. Furthermore, the proposed control system is compared against another robust control approach, presenting a better performance regarding the attenuation of the error signals.
2022
Active Disturbance Rejection Control for the Robust Flight of a Passively Tilted Hexarotor / Orozco Soto, Santos Miguel; Cacace, Jonathan; Ruggiero, Fabio; Lippiello, Vincenzo. - In: DRONES. - ISSN 2504-446X. - 6:9(2022), p. 258. [10.3390/drones6090258]
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