On robust transition maneuvers for a class of tail-sitter vehicles

@article{Naldi2010OnRT,
  title={On robust transition maneuvers for a class of tail-sitter vehicles},
  author={Roberto Naldi and Lorenzo Marconi},
  journal={49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
  year={2010},
  pages={358-363}
}
This paper focuses on the problem of performing a robust transition maneuver for a particular class of tail sitter V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing) aerial vehicles in which a switch from the hover flight towards the more efficient level flight configuration can be obtained by a change of the attitude. By considering also the presence of wind disturbances, this work proposes a control strategy based upon a path planning approach in order to improve the flight envelope protection of… CONTINUE READING

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