Review and Analysis of Helicopter Control Methods

Kary Thanapalan

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This paper presents a review and analysis of the popular controller design techniques applied to develop control law for helicopters. The control problem has been tackled using different approaches ranging from Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control, to H∞ robust control. The review of the popular controller design methods evidenced that the helicopter control is still a very active research area and is mainly motivated by the factor that the current control methods cannot provide full satisfaction to the desired design requirements on flight handling quality, stability, and robustness, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Journali-manager’s Journal on Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015


  • Modelling
  • Helicopter
  • Performance analysis
  • controller design


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