Application of predictive control to a toy helicopter

J. Balderud, D. Wilson

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Abstract

A toy helicopter makes for an impressive classroom control demonstration. However the challenge to obtain a robust, stable, multivariable controller is nontrivial given the nonlinear nature of the helicopter, the stochastic nature of the disturbances, and the performance limitations of PCs. This paper applies a model predictive controller using the Mathworks xPC target to obtain significantly improved results over that achievable using classical control algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1225-1229
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
EventIEEE International Conference on Control Applications - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 200220 Sep 2002

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Control Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period18/09/0220/09/02

Keywords

  • application
  • predictive control
  • toy helicopter

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