Robust fuzzy-logic flight control for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)




Fuzzy Control, Quadrotors, UAVs, Robustness


Researches on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been recently attracting considerable interest in the field of control theory applications. They are used in a wide range of areas thanks to having the potential of high manoeuvrability, hovering and flying, taking off and landing capabilities. However, to maintain robust control action towards changing conditions of the system is not an easy matter since quadrotor UAVs are highly unstable systems with high precision. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to control a quadrotor UAV by using a proposed multi-input single-output (MISO) fuzzy-logic controller that ensures robustness if model parameters and trajectory change. For that reason, a 2-dimensional 3 degree-of-freedom quadrotor was used in this study to better evaluate the performance of proposed controller on UAVs. Afterwards, numerical analysis was performed and the findings were analysed. Consequently, the single most striking observation to emerge from the study is that the satisfactory results have been obtained demonstrating that the proposed fuzzy logic controller has remarkable advantage on the robustness of quadrotor UAVs.


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How to Cite

C. ÖZBEK, “Robust fuzzy-logic flight control for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)”, J. Appl. Methods Electron. Comput., vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 16–21, Mar. 2024.



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