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Robust Cooperative Control of a Team of UAVs Carrying a Slung Payload

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posted on 2024-04-26, 05:50 authored by SM Samarasinghe, AA Alqumsan, Adetokunbo ArogbonloAdetokunbo Arogbonlo, M Rokonuzzaman, S Nahavandi
The increased use of commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has generated a great interest in their potential to be used for transporting loads and other equipment. However, as the attraction of a UAV is its versatility and cost effectiveness, constraints are placed on the size and capability of a single UAV. Therefore, using multiple UAVs in flight formation has become an elegant solution to these limitations. The formation control of a team of load bearing UAVs is far from trivial. The UAV itself is an underactuated nonlinear system posing significant control challenges. Recent research on this topic has shown promising results and interesting modelling methods such as the Udwadia-Kalaba method has been proposed, to model the loaded system. This research will explore this problem using this method while seeking to bring in robust control techniques for low-level UAV stabilization by designing a sliding mode control system. The proposed low level controller will be combined with the formation controller and the stability demonstrated through simulations.

History

Volume

00

Pagination

1780-1785

Location

Honolulu, Oahu

Start date

2023-10-01

End date

2023-10-04

ISSN

1062-922X

ISBN-13

9798350337020

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Title of proceedings

Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

Event

2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

Publisher

IEEE

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

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