DESIGN OF L1-OPTIMAL LATERAL AUTOPILOT FOR UAV

L. S. Zhiteckii, A. Yu. Pilchevsky, A. O. Kravchenko, B. V. Bykov

Abstract


The paper deals with the L1 -optimization concept advanced in the modern control theory withan application to the design of the L1 -optimal lateral autopilot. The control aim is to maintain the desiredroll orientation of an UAV in the presence of external unmeasurable disturbances, in particular, ofa gust. To achieve a high performance index, the two separate control algorithms are proposed. The firstalgorithm is designed in order to implement the L1 -optimal PI control for the stabilization of a given rollvelocity. The second algorithm ensures the L1 -optimal P control necessary to stabilize the roll of the aircraft.Results of a simulation example are given to illustrate the properties of the control method

Keywords


Feedback control system; lateral autopilot; optimization; PI controller; UAV

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