Modeling, Identification and Control of Model Jet Engines for Jet Powered Robotics

  title={Modeling, Identification and Control of Model Jet Engines for Jet Powered Robotics},
  author={Giuseppe L’Erario and Luca Fiorio and Gabriele Nava and Fabio Bergonti and Hosameldin Awadalla Omer Mohamed and Silvio Traversaro and Daniele Pucci},
  journal={IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters},
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