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Journal of Central South University

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 1073–1081 | Cite as

Trajectory tracking of powered parafoil based on characteristic model based all-coefficient adaptive control

  • Pan-long Tan (檀盼龙)
  • Qing-lin Sun (孙青林)
  • Yu-xin Jiang (蒋玉新)
  • Er-lin Zhu (朱二琳)
  • Zeng-qiang Chen (陈增强)
  • Ying-ping He (贺应平)
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Abstract

One of the primary difficulties in using powered parafoil (PPF) systems is the lack of effective trajectory tracking controllers since the trajectory tracking control is the essential operation for PPF to accomplish autonomous tasks. The characteristic model (CM) based all-coefficient adaptive control (ACAC) designed for PPF systems in horizontal and vertical trajectory control is proposed. The method is easy to use and convenient to adjust and test. Just a few parameters are adapted during the control process. In application, vertical and horizontal CMs are designed and ACAC controllers are constructed to control vertical altitude and horizontal trajectory of PPF based on the proposed CMs, respectively. Result analysis of different simulations shows that the applied ACAC control method is effective for trajectory tracking of the PPF systems and the approach guarantees the transient performance of the PPF systems with better disturbance rejection ability.

Key words

powered parafoil (PPF) characteristic model (CM) all-coefficient adaptive control (ACAC) trajectory tracking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pan-long Tan (檀盼龙)
    • 1
  • Qing-lin Sun (孙青林)
    • 1
  • Yu-xin Jiang (蒋玉新)
    • 1
  • Er-lin Zhu (朱二琳)
    • 2
  • Zeng-qiang Chen (陈增强)
    • 1
  • Ying-ping He (贺应平)
    • 3
  1. 1.Intelligent Robots Key Lab of Tianjin, College of Computer and Control EngineeringNankai UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.School of Electricity & Information EngineeringJiangsu University of TechnologyChangzhouChina
  3. 3.Hongwei Aircraft Limited Corp.XiangyangChina

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