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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 923156, 11 pages
Research Article

Coordinated Control of Pressure Difference and Rising Velocity for Stratospheric Airship with Thermal Effects

Department of Automation, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

Received 2 March 2015; Accepted 27 May 2015

Academic Editor: Jose J. Muñoz

Copyright © 2015 Luhe Hong 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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