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The cubature smooth variable structure filter estimation strategy applied to a quadrotor controller
Author(s): M. Al-Shabi; S. A. Gadsden; S. A. Wilkerson
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are becoming increasingly popular in industry, military, and social environments. An UAS that provides good operating performance and robustness to disturbances is often quite expensive and prohibitive to the general public. To improve UAS performance without affecting the overall cost, an estimation strategy can be implemented on the internal controller. The use of an estimation strategy or filter reduces the number of required sensors and power requirement, and improves the controller performance. UAS devices are highly nonlinear, and implementation of filters can be quite challenging. This paper presents the implementation of the relatively new cubature smooth variable structure filter (CSVSF) on a quadrotor controller. The results are compared with other state and parameter estimation strategies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9474, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIV, 94741I (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181250
Show Author Affiliations
M. Al-Shabi, Philadelphia Univ. (Jordan)
S. A. Gadsden, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
S. A. Wilkerson, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9474:
Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIV
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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