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Computer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2015 pp 95-102 | Cite as

Autonomous Paracopter Control Design

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9520)


This paper deals with introduction to the design of a motorized paraglider control. This device known also as a paracopter, parafoil delivery system, or powered parachute aircraft may be considered as a special type of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAVs). Due to several degrees of freedom, a highly nonlinear and unstable dynamics with internal couplings and strong external disturbances, its control represents a challenging problem. Thus, its education requires corresponding learning approaches. One possible controller tuning method based on relay identification is treated and applied to the propeller pendulum representing motion typical for one degree of freedom of the paracopter control.


Paracopter Propeller pendulum Relay identification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Slovak University of Technology in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia

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