Modeling and Adaptive Control for Flapping-Wing Micro Aerial Vehicle

  • Qingwei Li
  • Hongjun Duan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7389)


Flight quality of flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle (FMAV) depends much upon efficient control of flight attitude. So, an accurate model of flight attitude is of utmost importance. The fly mechanism of birds and big insects, especially the motion rule of wings were investigated to establish a complete dynamic model and mathematical model for flight attitude of FMAV. The design of attitude controller is challenging due to the complexity of the flight process, and the difficulty is system uncertainty, nonlinearity, multi-coupled parameters, and all kinds of disturbances. To control the attitude movement effectively, a global adaptive H∞ control strategy was constructed that the controller synthesis was based on Lyapunov function instead of solving the Hamilton-Jacobi-Isaacs (HJI) partial differential equation. The method overcomes the impact of time-varying parameters and unknown disturbances to the system. Simulation results support the effectiveness of the dynamic model and the control strategy.


flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle dynamic model nonlinearity adaptive H∞ control attitude control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qingwei Li
    • 1
  • Hongjun Duan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringNortheastern University at QinhuangdaoQinhuangdaoChina
  2. 2.Department of Automation EngineeringNortheastern University at QinhuangdaoQinhuangdaoChina

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