Finite-time stable disturbance observer for unmanned aerial vehicles

Pradhyumn Bhale, Mrinal Kumar, Amit K. Sanyal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


This work provides a finite-time stable disturbance observer design for the discretized dynamics of an unmanned vehicle in three-dimensional translational and rotational motion. The dynamics of this vehicle is discretized using a Lie group variational integrator as a grey box dynamics model that also accounts for unknown additive disturbance force and torque. Therefore, the input-state dynamics is partly known. The unknown dynamics is lumped into a single disturbance force and a single disturbance torque, both of which are estimated using the disturbance observer we design. This disturbance observer is finite-time stable (FTS) and works like a real-time machine learning scheme for the unknown dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 American Control Conference, ACC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665451963
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 American Control Conference, ACC 2022 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2022 American Control Conference, ACC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Finite-time stable disturbance observer for unmanned aerial vehicles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this