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
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.