Vector field guided auto-landing control of airship with wind disturbance

Ji Wook Kwon, Jin Hyo Kim, Jiwon Seo

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This paper proposes a vector field guided auto-landing control of an airship with a wind disturbance, whose motion is described in a vertical plane. Whereas hovering and vertical landing abilities are advantages of the airship, there is little research on the auto-landing mechanism. Unlike the previous airship control algorithms which compensate the disturbances using linear and nonlinear control laws such as backstepping control methods, the proposed auto-landing control algorithm is simpler than the backstepping controllers and covers the wind disturbances with unknown bound. To this end, the vector field based guidance law achieving the control objectives and adaptive-robust dynamic control law realizing the desired course are proposed. The stability analysis and simulation results of the proposed auto-landing control law are included to demonstrate the practical applicability of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th IFAC World Congress IFAC 2014, Proceedings
EditorsEdward Boje, Xiaohua Xia
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783902823625
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event19th IFAC World Congress on International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2014 Aug 242014 Aug 29

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


Other19th IFAC World Congress on International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC 2014
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (NRF-2013R1A1A1012038) and the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea, under the “IT Consilience Creative Program” (NIPA-2014-H0201-14-1002) supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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