Markov data-based reference tracking control to tensegrity morphing airfoils

Yuling Shen, Muhao Chen, Robert E. Skelton

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This paper presents a data-based control approach to the tensegrity morphing airfoils. We first collect the Markov parameters of the system based on the I/O tests. Then, using the Markov parameters, we formulate a data-based LQG controller for reference tracking. The proposed approaches are investigated on tensegrity morphing airfoils whose topology has been described in detail in this paper. A NACA 2412 airfoil with specified morphing targets is chosen to verify the developed design. The methods developed in this paper also apply to other tensegrity structures and structural control problems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116430
JournalEngineering Structures
StatePublished - Sep 15 2023

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  • Data-based control
  • Integrating structure and control design
  • Morphing airfoil
  • Soft robotics
  • Tensegrity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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