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A Review of Control Algorithms for Autonomous Quadrotors

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The quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle is a great platform for control systems research as its nonlinear nature and under-actuated configuration make it ideal to synthesize and analyze control algorithms. After a brief explanation of the system, several algorithms have been analyzed including their advantages and disadvantages: PID, Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR), Sliding mode, Backstepping, Feedback linearization, Adaptive, Robust, Optimal, L1, H, Fuzzy logic and Artificial neutral networks. The conclusion of this work is a proposal of hybrid systems to be considered as they combine advantages from more than one control philosophy.

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Zulu, A. and John, S. (2014) A Review of Control Algorithms for Autonomous Quadrotors. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 4, 547-556. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2014.414053.


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