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Global configuration stabilization for the VTOL aircraft with strong input coupling

Olfati-Saber, Reza (2002) Global configuration stabilization for the VTOL aircraft with strong input coupling. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 47 (11). pp. 1949-1952. ISSN 0018-9286. doi:10.1109/TAC.2002.804457.

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Trajectory tracking and configuration stabilization for the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft has been so far considered in the literature only in the presence of a slight (or zero) input coupling (i.e., for a small ε). In this paper, our main contribution is to address global configuration stabilization for the VTOL aircraft with a strong input coupling using a smooth static state feedback. In addition, the differentially flat outputs for the VTOL aircraft are automatically obtained as a by-product of applying a decoupling change of coordinates.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2006 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received April 3, 2001; revised April 24, 2002 and July 16, 2002. [Posted online: 2002-12-10] Recommended by Associate Editor J.M.A. Scherpen. The author would like to thank A. Megretski for the discussions on Theorem 1 and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable remarks and comments.
Subject Keywords:Autonomous vehicles, backstepping, differential flatness, global stabilization, nonlinear control
Issue or Number:11
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Deposited On:03 Oct 2006
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