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Appl. Sci. 2016, 6(1), 17; doi:10.3390/app6010017

Nonlinear Adaptive Rotational Speed Control Design and Experiment of the Propeller of an Electric Micro Air Vehicle

College of Automation Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 29 YuDao St., Nanjing 210016, China
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Academic Editor: Takayoshi Kobayashi
Received: 22 October 2015 / Revised: 30 December 2015 / Accepted: 8 January 2016 / Published: 13 January 2016
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Abstract

Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) driven by electric propellers are of interest for military and civilian applications. The rotational speed control of such electric propellers is an important factor for improving the flight performance of the vehicles, such as their positioning accuracy and stability. Therefore, this paper presents a nonlinear adaptive control scheme for the electric propulsion system of a certain MAV, which can not only speed up the convergence rates of adjustable parameters, but can also ensure the overall stability of the adjustable parameters. The significant improvement of the dynamic tracking accuracy of the rotational speed can be easily achieved through the combination of the proposed control algorithm and linear control methods. The experimental test results have also demonstrated the positive effect of the nonlinear adaptive control scheme on the flight performance of the MAV. View Full-Text
Keywords: nonlinear adaptive control; dynamic tracking; electric propeller; micro air vehicle; hardware-in-loop experiment; flight test nonlinear adaptive control; dynamic tracking; electric propeller; micro air vehicle; hardware-in-loop experiment; flight test
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Sheng, S.; Sun, C. Nonlinear Adaptive Rotational Speed Control Design and Experiment of the Propeller of an Electric Micro Air Vehicle. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 17.

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