Time-delay control of a multi-rotor VTOL multi-agent system towards transport operations Conference Paper uri icon


  • The present work deals with a consensus control for a multi-agent system composed by a mini Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) rotorcrafts by means of a controller based on time-delay parametrization. The VTOL system modeling is presented using the quaternion parametrization to develop the attitude-stabilizing law of the aerial robots. The vehicle position dynamics are extended to the multi-agent case where a time-delayed PID control is designed in order to achieve general consensus in terms of formation control of the system. Finally, a detailed simulation study is presented to validate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy, where it also considered a collective interaction. © 2019 IEEE.

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  • 2019-01-01