Stabilizing Adaptive Feedback Controller Design for a Helicopter Gun Turret System

Uyulan C., Yavuz M. T., Özkol İ.

10th International Conference on Recent Advances in Air and Space Technologies, RAST 2023, İstanbul, Turkey, 7 - 09 June 2023 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rast57548.2023.10197973
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: adaptive backstepping control, attack helicopter, gun-turret system, robot manipulator, state-augmented controller
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study proposes a stabilizing controller design for a helicopter gun turret system using adaptive backstepping control. A two-degree-of-freedom manipulator dynamics is employed to model the gun turret system, enabling accurate control of the weapon pointing system. The proposed controller design utilizes an adaptive backstepping control strategy to ensure system stability and robustness against disturbances such as firing and operational conditions. Simulation results demonstrate the efficacy of the controller, achieving stable and precise control of the gun turret system. The study offers a simplified model to enhance the performance of helicopter gun turret systems, with potential applications in military ground and naval vehicles. The proposed controller design is a promising solution to improve the precision and stability of the gun turret system, contributing to safer and more efficient defense systems.