Nonlinear Tracking Controller Design for Unmanned Helicopters

  • Ioannis A. RaptisEmail author
  • Kimon P. Valavanis
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 45)


The previous Chapter presented a tracking controller of the position and heading of a helicopter based on the linearized helicopter dynamics. The adopted parametric linear model, on which the flight controller is based on, represented the quasi steady state behavior of the helicopter dynamics at hover.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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