Robust position control of a quadrotor using onboard optical flow sensor

Qi Lu, Beibei Ren, Siva Parameswaran, Qing Chang Zhong

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Abstract

In this paper, the uncertainty and disturbance estimator (UDE)-based position controllers are developed to achieve the robust position control of a quadrotor using only onboard sensing. Firstly, in order to accurately estimate the positions of the quadrotor in GPS-denied environments, an open source high speed optical flow sensor PX4FLOW is adopted. Secondly, the UDE-based controllers are developed to handle the challenges brought by the highly nonlinear quadrotor position dynamics, including underactuation, coupling, nonaffine inputs, model uncertainties and external disturbances. Real flight experiments, including hover and disturbance rejection are carried out to demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed UDE-based controllers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Control Design Methods, Nonlinear and Optimal Control, Robotics, and Wind Energy Systems; Aerospace Applications; Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics; Assistive Robotics; Battery and Oil and Gas Systems; Bioengineering Applications; Biomedical and Neural Systems Modeling, Diagnostics and Healthcare; Control and Monitoring of Vibratory Systems; Diagnostics and Detection; Energy Harvesting; Estimation and Identification; Fuel Cells/Energy Storage; Intelligent Transportation
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850695
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2016 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2016Oct 14 2016

Publication series

NameASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2016
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period10/12/1610/14/16

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