Linear flight control techniques for unmanned aerial vehicles

Jonathan P. How, Emilio Frazzoli, Girish Vinayak Chowdhary

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This chapter presents an overview of linear flight control and guidance methods for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The chapter begins with a discussion of rotation matrices and kinematic equations of a UAV. The six degree of freedom UAV equations of motion are also derived using rigid-body dynamics principles. The equations of motion are then linearized, and several linear multi-loop closure techniques for UAV guidance and control are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages48
ISBN (Electronic)9789048197071
ISBN (Print)2014944662, 9789048197064
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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