Non-linear Control for UAVs

Improving Efficiency and Stability

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The University of Denver's Mohammed Agha, Matthew J. Rutherford, Michail G. Michailadis and Kimon Valavanis, along with scholars from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, collaborated to develop a novel nonlinear control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The system incorporates the various uncertainties that come with a given flight to ensure efficient and stable tracking and control.

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Kimon Valavanis

Kimon Valavanis is a John Evans Professor, Director of Research and Innovation at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Founding Director of the Unmanned Systems Research Institute. His work focuses on complex engineering systems, particularly those with applications in the field of unmanned technology. With over 400 publications in the field, he has made considerable contributions to the study of unmanned systems, distributed intelligence systems, robotics and automation.