Nonlinear Kalman filter for gyroscopic and accelerometer noise rejection of an unmanned aerial vehicle control strategy

Wassim Arfa, Chiraz Ben Jabeur, Mourad Fathallah, Hassene Seddik


This study addresses timing issues inherent in traditional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers for drone angle control and introduces an innovative solution, the adaptive PID flight controller, aimed at optimizing PID gains for improved performance in terms of speed, accuracy, and stability. To enhance the controller's robustness against noise and accurately estimate the system's state, a Kalman filter is incorporated. This filtering mechanism is designed to reject noise and provide precise state estimation, thereby contributing to the overall effectiveness of the adaptive PID flight controller in managing altitude dynamics for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The comparative methodology evaluates three configurations: a single PID controller for all three angles, two PID controllers dedicated to pitch/roll and yaw angles separately, and three PID sub-controllers for each angle (pitch, roll, and yaw). The study seeks to identify the most effective PID configuration in terms of stability, responsiveness, and accuracy while highlighting the added benefits of noise rejection and state estimation through the Kalman filter. This integrated approach showcases innovation and effectiveness, introducing a comprehensive solution not explored in previous research.


Angle control; Controller; Kalman filter; Noise; Optimization; Proportional-integral-derivative control; Simulation

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IAES International Journal of Robotics and Automation (IJRA)
ISSN 2089-4856, e-ISSN 2722-2586
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