par Nicotra, Marco ;Naldi, Roberto;Garone, Emanuele
Référence Automatica, 78, page (174-184)
Publication Publié, 2017-04
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper focuses on the design of a stabilizing control law for an aerial vehicle physically connected to a ground station by means of a tether cable. By taking advantage of the tensile force acting along the taut cable, it is shown that the tethered UAV can maintain a non-zero attitude while hovering in a constant position. The control objective is to stabilize the desired configuration while simultaneously ensuring that the cable remains taut at all times. This leads to a nonlinear control problem subject to constraints. This paper provides a two-step solution. First, the system is stabilized using a cascade control scheme based on thrust vectoring. Then, constraint satisfaction is guaranteed using a novel Reference Governor scheme.