Design of an anti-overshoot Mamdani-type fuzzy-adaptive controller for yaw angle control of a model helicopter

Morteza Mohammadzaheri, Ali Mirsepahi

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In this research, a fuzzy knowledge-base controller is designed for yaw control of model helicopter. At the next stage, an adjusting algorithm is presented to reduce the influence of high inertia on fuzzy controlled systems. Inertia may cause significant overshoot, which is undesirable and difficult to eliminate. In order to solve this problem, a simple algorithm is presented to reduce the control input by adjusting the fuzzy controller parameters while the system is getting close to the desired condition. Implementing this approach (including a lateral algorithm to reset the parameters in special conditions) for yaw angle control of a model helicopter reduces the overshoot and energy consumption considerably without significant decrease of the settling time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-398
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • anti-overshoot
  • fuzzy control
  • model helicopter
  • yaw angle

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  • Computer Science(all)

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