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Lucjan Setlak
Rafal Kowalik

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Lucjan Setlak
Rafal Kowalik

WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control

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E-ISSN: 2224-2856

Volume 14, 2019

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Volume 14, 2019

Control System of the Multi-rotor in Flight in the Presence of Strong Wind

AUTHORS: Lucjan Setlak, Rafal Kowalik

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ABSTRACT: It is well known that the process of controlling a rotorcraft with a drive referred to as a rotor aircraft, in the event of adverse weather conditions, e.g. under the influence of strong wind, is the most difficult phase of the flight, requiring a lot of commitment and skill from the pilot/operator. This situation is confirmed by a relatively large number of aviation accidents that occur during the implementation of the process of controlling a multi-rotor in difficult weather conditions. In view of the above, it should be noted that the degree of difficulty of piloting an unmanned aircraft increases significantly when this operation is performed remotely by means of radio signals. As a consequence, the process of safely bringing an unmanned aircraft to the ground is extremely difficult even for an experienced operator who receives limited information about the flight condition of a multi-rotor. In view of the above, it is necessary to implement on-board control systems that enable automatic implementation of the flight stabilization process, e.g. during a storm. The key goal of this work is to design a multi-rotor control system based on the proposed algorithms for controlling unmanned aerial vehicles during high-wind flight, supported by a mathematical apparatus and selected simulation tests in the Matlab/Simulink environment. Based on the above, in the final part of this work, practical conclusions were formulated, reflecting the desirability of the tests carried out and confirmation of the results obtained.

KEYWORDS: Control system, multi-rotor, mathematical analysis, influence of strong wind


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