A Stabilizing Controller for PVTOL Aircraft


TÜRKER T. , OFLAZ T., Gorgun H. , Cansever G.

American Control Conference (ACC), Montreal, Canada, 27 - 29 June 2012, pp.909-913 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Montreal
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.909-913

Abstract

A stabilizing controller structure is proposed for planar vertical take off and landing (PVTOL) aircraft. In order to achieve almost global asymptotic stabilization, the coupling coefficient, is an element of, is assumed to be in the interval 0 <= is an element of < 1. Stability analysis is performed based on a Lyapunov function and asymptotic convergence is proven by means of La Salle's invariance principle. The proposed controller is implemented by numerical simulations on PVTOL aircraft and results are presented.