System identification and control of an aerobot drive system

Pounds, Paul, Mahony, Robert, & Corke, Peter (2007) System identification and control of an aerobot drive system. In Proceedings Information, Decision and Control, 2007. IDC '07, IEEE, Hilton, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 154-159.

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Fast thrust changes are important for authoritive control of VTOL micro air vehicles. Fixed-pitch rotors that alter thrust by varying rotor speed require high-bandwidth control systems to provide adequate performace. We develop a feedback compensator for a brushless hobby motor driving a custom rotor suitable for UAVs. The system plant is identified using step excitation experiments. The aerodynamic operating conditions of these rotors are unusual and so experiments are performed to characterise expected load disturbances. The plant and load models lead to a proportional controller design capable of significantly decreasing rise-time and propagation of disturbances, subject to bus voltage constraints.

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ID Code: 33772
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: aerospace propulsion, telerobotics , rotors, feedback, brushless machines, aerospace robotics
DOI: 10.1109/IDC.2007.374542
ISBN: 1-4244-0902-0 Print
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 30 Aug 2010 02:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:54

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