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2014 A Survey of Modelling and Identification of Quadrotor Robot
Xiaodong Zhang, Xiaoli Li, Kang Wang, Yanjun Lu
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014: 1-16 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/320526


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.


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Xiaodong Zhang. Xiaoli Li. Kang Wang. Yanjun Lu. "A Survey of Modelling and Identification of Quadrotor Robot." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 1 - 16, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 27 February 2015

zbMATH: 07022166
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/320526

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

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