Ornithopter flight dynamics and a method for developing flight trajectories are described. These are used to study the unstable modes in hovering ornithopter flight. Stabilization is accomplished through three strategies: pitch-rate feedback control, linear quadratic regulator, and discrete-time periodic linear quadratic regulator. The discrete time controller is the only controller tested that was capable of stabilizing position of the vehicle in hover.
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Ornithopter Trajectory Generation With Stabilization
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Dietl, JM, & Garcia, E. "Ornithopter Trajectory Generation With Stabilization." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Volume 2. Ellicott City, Maryland, USA. October 28–30, 2008. pp. 679-686. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS2008-615
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