Finite-Time Neuro-Sliding-Mode Controller Design for Quadrotor UAVs Carrying Suspended Payload
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CitationeISSN : 2504-446X Current PublisherMDPIST ALBAN-ANLAGE 66, CH-4052 BASEL, SWITZERLAND Research AreasRemote Sensing Web of Science CategoriesRemote Sensing
Due to the quadrotor’s underactuated nature, suspended payload dynamics, parametric uncertainties, and external disturbances, designing a controller for tracking the desired trajectories for a quadrotor that carries a suspended payload is a challenging task. Furthermore, one of the most significant disadvantages of designing a controller for nonlinear systems is the infinite-time convergence to the desired trajectory. In this paper, a finite-time neuro-sliding mode controller (FTNSMC) for a quadrotor with a suspended payload that is subject to parametric uncertainties and external disturbances is designed. By constructing a finite-time sliding mode controller, the quadrotor can follow the reference trajectories in finite time. Furthermore, despite time-varying nonlinear dynamics, parametric uncertainties, and external disturbances, a neural network structure is added to the controller to effectively reduce chattering phenomena caused by high switching gains, and significantly reduce the size of the control signals. Following the completion of the controller design, the system’s stability is demonstrated using the Lyapunov stability criterion. Extensive numerical simulations with various scenarios are run to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller. © 2022 by the authors.