LFT Modeling and μ Analysis of the Aircraft Landing Benchmark

Andrea Iannelli, Pedro Simplício, Diego Navarro-Tapia, Andrés Marcos

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The landing of a civil transport aircraft is one of the most challenging phases. The reason mainly lies in the need to satisfy different concurrent requirements in the face of a wide range of system variations and environmental perturbations. Automatic control laws have been developed in the past to address this complex scenario, using an involved iterative process of design, tuning and validation. Due to the uncertainties and perturbations present in this phase, robust synthesis techniques (e.g standard and structured H design) provide an effective framework to accomplish these tasks. This compels on the other hand to rely on procedures to generate the proper mathematical description of the plant and the availability of analysis tools to obtain time efficient robust predictions and insight into the system being analyzed. This work presents the application of Linear Fractional Transformation modeling and μ analysis to the Aircraft Landing Benchmark proposed by ONERA and Airbus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th IFAC World Congress, 9 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event20th IFAC World Congress - Toulouse, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameIFAC Papers OnLine
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


Conference20th IFAC World Congress
Internet address


  • aircraft landing challange
  • LFT modeling
  • robust performance
  • sensitivity analysis


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