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Robust Adaptive Global Time-varying Sliding-mode Control for Finitetime Tracker Design of Quadrotor Drone Subjected to Gaussian Random Parametric Uncertainties and Disturbances

Moussa Labbadi* and Mohamed Cherkaoui
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 19, no. 6, pp.2213-2223, 2021

Abstract : The quadrotor has many potential applications such as infrastructure predictive maintenance in mining tunnels of the railway. In order to navigate through those environments by using the quadrotor drone, there are many challenges such as aerodynamics disturbances, parametric uncertainties, and noise measurements. A robust adaptive global time-varying sliding-mode controller (RAGTVSMC) is proposed to address the quadrotor path in the presence of the random disturbances and uncertainties. In order to eliminate the reaching phase and reduce the initial control effort, a novel time-varying sliding mode (TVSM) surface is presented for the quadrotor system. Moreover, the TVSM surface is designed to meet the impact time requirement with a global sliding mode. Adaptive laws are developed to address the upper bound of the additives disturbances on the quadrotor dynamics using only the error position and velocity. The convergence with specific time is assured and the quadrotor stability is proved according to Lyapunov’s theory. Finally, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller in this work, simulations are conducted.

Keyword : Adaptive laws, Lyapunov theorem, quadrotor drone, random disturbances, time-varying sliding manifold, uncertainties.

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