Stabilization of uncoupled PVTOL aircraft based on a Lyapunov function


TÜRKER T. , Gorgun H., Cansever G.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL, vol.34, no.5, pp.578-584, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0142331211408638
  • Title of Journal : TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.578-584
  • Keywords: La Salle's invariance principle, Lyapunov-based control design, PVTOL aircraft, GLOBAL STABILIZATION, SYSTEMS

Abstract

In this paper we present a stabilization procedure for PVTOL (planar vertical take off and landing) aircraft with zero coupling coefficient that is defined as the effect of rolling moment on lateral acceleration. A stabilizing control structure has been designed via Lyapunov's direct method including almost the whole state space and its asymptotic convergence has been proven using La Salle's invariance principle. Simulation results have illustrated the effectiveness of proposed control algorithm.