Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

51, 4, pp. 1027-1038, Warsaw 2013

Control system design for multi-rotor MAV

Wei Wang, Hao Ma, Chang-Yin Sun
Abstract MAVs (Micro Air Vehicles) have attracted more and more attention in recent years because of their wide applications, such as investigations of inhospitable environment, nuclear or hazardous material polluted regions and other inaccessible areas. In this paper, both attitude and altitude controls of a Quad-Rotor type MAV are discussed and analyzed. To stabilize the attitude, one order memory based controller is selected, the performance of which is independent of the detail model information, leading to enhanced robustness. While for the altitude, a Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) controller is proposed. The experimental results of the real flight demonstrate the stability and robustness of the controllers.
Keywords: MAV; attitude control; altitude control; LQG; memory based control