Aircraft Maneuver Design using Bifurcation Analysis and Nonlinear Control Techniques

Khatri, AK and Sinha, NK (2011) Aircraft Maneuver Design using Bifurcation Analysis and Nonlinear Control Techniques. In: 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 4-7 January, 2011, Orlando, Florida.

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In this paper, we present a methodology using bifurcation analysis and nonlinear control techniques to design aircraft maneuvers. As an illustrative example, maneuvering of an aircraft from a steady level flight to level turn flights is attempted. A constrained bifurcation analysis based procedure is used to determine the level flight and level turn steady states for an F-18/HARV model. Using the available states from bifurcation analysis results as setpoints, a Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI) technique based controller is designed to perform the closed loop simulation of a constant speed, level, coordinated turn maneuver from a straight and level flight to the maximum sustained turn rate flight conditions. Successful implementation of the technique while satisfying the prescribed constraints shows usefulness of the approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bifurcation Analysis, Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion, Aircraft Maneuver
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
Depositing User: Amit Amit Khatri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 04:13
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2013 04:13

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