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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 746379, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/746379
Research Article

Robust -Stability Controller Design for a Ducted Fan Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Space Control and Inertial Technology Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

Received 14 February 2014; Accepted 17 March 2014; Published 22 April 2014

Academic Editor: Weichao Sun

Copyright © 2014 Xiao-lu Ren et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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