Design of a Gain Scheduled Flight Control System Using Bifurcation Analysis

TS Richardson, MH Lowenberg, M Di Bernardo, GA Charles

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Abstract

A method for identifying regions of instability in closed-loop systems has been developed for flight dynamics applications. This forms a novel approach in which a surface of equilibria is generated in the region of interest as the influence of the control system is increased. In this way, the creation and destruction of equilibria in the controlled system can be easily found and visualized. This systematic approach allows the stability of the closed loop system to be directly related to that of the open loop. Results are given for a highly nonlinear aircraft model and demonstrate the power of a combined analytical and graphical approach to control system synthesis.
Translated title of the contributionDesign of a Gain Scheduled Flight Control System Using Bifurcation Analysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444 - 453
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Bibliographical note

Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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