Abstract and Applied Analysis

A Survey of Modelling and Identification of Quadrotor Robot

Xiaodong Zhang, Xiaoli Li, Kang Wang, and Yanjun Lu

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Abstract

A quadrotor is a rotorcraft capable of hover, forward flight, and VTOL and is emerging as a fundamental research and application platform at present with flexibility, adaptability, and ease of construction. Since a quadrotor is basically considered an unstable system with the characteristics of dynamics such as being intensively nonlinear, multivariable, strongly coupled, and underactuated, a precise and practical model is critical to control the vehicle which seems to be simple to operate. As a rotorcraft, the dynamics of a quadrotor is mainly dominated by the complicated aerodynamic effects of the rotors. This paper gives a tutorial of the platform configuration, methodology of modeling, comprehensive nonlinear model, the aerodynamic effects, and model identification for a quadrotor.

Article information

Source
Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 320526, 16 pages.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 27 February 2015

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1425049842

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1155/2014/320526

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
07022166

Citation

Zhang, Xiaodong; Li, Xiaoli; Wang, Kang; Lu, Yanjun. A Survey of Modelling and Identification of Quadrotor Robot. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (2014), Article ID 320526, 16 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/320526. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1425049842


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