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A geometric control approach for multi-UAV cooperative payload transfer

Sharma, M and Sundaram, S (2023) A geometric control approach for multi-UAV cooperative payload transfer. In: Nonlinear Dynamics .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-023-08346-5


This paper proposes a novel method of transporting a safety-critical rigid payload with multiple quadrotor UAVs using a geometric control approach. A simple and tractable model of the connected system has been derived directly from the configuration space of the interconnected system utilizing the framework of Lagrangian and geometric mechanics. A tractable geometric controller has been proposed directly on the configuration space of the connected system for trajectory tracking of both the payload and the quadrotors. The controller has been derived on the configuration space of the system, and the mathematical asymptotic convergence of the errors has been provided. The proposed geometric controller does not require link information and is practically less complex. Since the controller does not require linear/angular acceleration of payload, the proposed controller can be easily implemented in a practical scenario. A realistic simulation in Gazebo and ROS is carried out to validate the tracking performance. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nonlinear Dynamics
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media B.V.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Springer Science and Business Media B.V.
Keywords: Geometric control; Payload transportation; Rigid body; Unmanned aerial vehicles
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 10:39
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 10:39
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81262

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