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Quaternion guidance and control of quadrotor
(Peer reviewed; Bokkapittel; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; Chapter, 2017-07-27)
This paper addresses the problem of trajectory tracking for underactuated quadrotors. A quaternion based guidance law is proposed which feeds into an attitude control system based on a PD+ control law. The desired attitude from the guidance law is defined such that the attitude control system tries to align the position error along the axis of the translational actuator. Simulation results are ...
Path-following in three dimensions using quaternions for a fixed-wing UAV
(Peer reviewed; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Conference object; Chapter, 2017-08-08)
This paper presents a three dimensional guidance strategy for fixed-wing UAVs using quaternions. The algorithm is based on constructing two quaternions, one which makes the UAV fly towards the path and one that makes the UAV follow the path. These two quaternions are then blended together such that the path-following objective is reached. The guidance algorithm is applied to a simple kinematic model ...