Based on airship model, the dynamics of an airship are studied in the three dimensional (3D) space and the longitudinal plane respectively. All possible relative equilibrium motion of airship is discussed. A nonlinear feedback law is derived to stabilize steady flight paths robust to disturbance. The equilibrium path and the transformation of control input are also designed. On this basis, we investigate the feasibility and the stability of the equilibrium flight of the airship. The simulation results and the prototype test results verify the theoretical analysis. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Yu, L., & Wu, Y. (2011). Dynamics research of an autonomous airship. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 15, pp. 817–822). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.08.152