Motion Coordination for VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Attitude Synchronisation and Formation Control

  • Abdelkader Abdessameud
  • Abdelhamid Tayebi

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 11-26
  4. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 27-61
  5. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 63-84
  6. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 85-104
  7. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 105-127
  8. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 129-152
  9. Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi
    Pages 153-155
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-182

About this book

Introduction

Motion Coordination for VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicles develops new control design techniques for the distributed coordination of a team of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, it provides new control design approaches for the attitude synchronization of a formation of rigid body systems. In addition, by integrating new control design techniques with some concepts from nonlinear control theory and multi-agent systems, it presents  a new theoretical framework for the formation control of a class of under-actuated aerial vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing. Several practical problems related to the systems’ inputs, states measurements, and  restrictions on the interconnection  topology  between the aerial vehicles in the team  are addressed. Worked examples with sufficient details and simulation results are provided to illustrate the applicability and effectiveness of the theoretical results discussed in the book.

The material presented is primarily intended for researchers and industrial engineers from robotics, control engineering  and aerospace communities. It also serves as  a complementary reading for graduate students involved in research related to flying robotics, aerospace, control of under-actuated systems, and nonlinear control theory.

Keywords

Attitude Synchronization Formation Control Swarm Coordination Under-actuated Systems Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Vertical Take-off and Landing

Authors and affiliations

  • Abdelkader Abdessameud
    • 1
  • Abdelhamid Tayebi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Electr. & Computer EngineeringThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5094-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5093-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5094-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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