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Nonlinear control of a particular tilt-body MAV: The Roll&Fly

Abstract : This paper details the design of a nonlinear controller for the Roll&Fly mode of a wheeled tiltbody micro air vehicle (MAV), developed at ISAE-SUPAERO, called the MAVion. The Roll&Fly mode consists in flying while rolling on walls or onto the ground to guide or increase the range of the MAV during detection or inspection missions. It therefore implies wall or ground mechanical interactions that calls for nontrivial control laws. Our approach consists in enabling a nonlinear obstacle-free attitude/height controller to adapt itself to wall interactions. The controller regulates the velocity and attitude of the drone by means of an approach based on backstepping and feedback linearization techniques. The attitude controller is parametrized by quaternion algebra to avoid orientation singularities.
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Pierre Antoine Alhéritière, Romain Olivanti, Leandro Lustosa, François Defay, Jean-Marc Moschetta. Nonlinear control of a particular tilt-body MAV: The Roll&Fly. The 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Jun 2016, Athens, Greece. pp. 826-831, ⟨10.1109/MED.2016.7536033⟩. ⟨hal-01413117⟩



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