Adaptive Robust Control for Quadrotors with Unknown Time-Varying Delays and Uncertainties in Dynamics

Viswa Narayanan Sankaranarayanan, Sumeet Satpute, George Nikolakopoulos
2022 Drones  
This article proposes an adaptive controller for a quadrotor UAV for carrying unknown payloads while tracking any trajectory. The proposed adaptive controller is robust to modeling uncertainties and does not require any a priori knowledge of the bounds of the uncertainties. The controller is also robust to time-varying delays without any constraint on the derivative of the time delay. In addition, the stability of the closed-loop system is analyzed via a Lyapunov-like method. The controller's
more » ... rformance is verified using a simulated quadrotor model in MATLAB in three different scenarios with varying time delays and parametric uncertainties.
doi:10.3390/drones6090220 fatcat:ewzsjpzrofca7gn247c3plnpgm