Nonlinear Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control [electronic resource] / edited by Declan Bates, Martin Hagström.

By: Bates, Declan [editor.]Contributor(s): Hagström, Martin [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences: 365Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: VIII, 360 p. Also available online. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540737193Subject(s): Engineering | Systems theory | Engineering | Control Engineering | Systems Theory, ControlAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Benchmarks and Design and Analysis Challenges -- The AIRBUS On-Ground Transport Aircraft Benchmark -- On-Ground Transport Aircraft Nonlinear Control Design and Analysis Challenges -- The ADMIRE Benchmark Aircraft Model -- Nonlinear Flight Control Design and Analysis Challenge -- Applications to the Airbus Benchmark -- Nonlinear Symbolic LFT Tools for Modelling, Analysis and Design -- Nonlinear LFT Modelling for On-Ground Transport Aircraft -- On-Ground Aircraft Control Design Using an LPV Anti-windup Approach -- Rapid Prototyping Using Inversion-Based Control and Object-Oriented Modelling -- Robustness Analysis Versus Mixed LTI/LTV Uncertainties for On-Ground Aircraft -- Applications to the ADMIRE Benchmark -- An LPV Control Law Design and Evaluation for the ADMIRE Model -- Block Backstepping for Nonlinear Flight Control Law Design -- Optimisation-Based Flight Control Law Clearance -- Investigation of the ADMIRE Manoeuvring Capabilities Using Qualitative Methods -- Industrial Evaluation and Concluding Remarks -- Industrial Evaluation -- Concluding Remarks.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Despite many signi?cant advances in the theory of nonlinear control in recent years, the majority of control laws implemented in the European aerospace - dustry are still designed and analysed using predominantly linear techniques applied to linearised models of the aircrafts’ dynamics. Given the continuous increase in the complexity of aircraft control laws, and the corresponding - crease in the demands on their performance and reliability, industrial control law designers are highly motivated to explore the applicability of new and more powerful methods for design and analysis. The successful application of fully nonlinear control techniques to aircraft control problems o?ers the prospect of improvements in several di?erent areas. Firstly, there is the possibility of - proving design and analysis criteria to more fully re?ect the nonlinear nature of the dynamics of the aircraft. Secondly, the time and e?ort required on the part of designers to meet demanding speci?cations on aircraft performance and h- dling could be reduced. Thirdly, nonlinear analysis techniques could potentially reduce the time and resources required to clear ?ight control laws, and help to bridge the gap between design, analysis and ?nal ?ight clearance. Theaboveconsiderationsmotivatedtheresearchpresentedinthisbook,which is the result of a three-year research e?ort organised by the Group for Aeron- tical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR). In September 2004, GARTEUR Flight Mechanics Action Group 17 (FM-AG17) was established to conduct research on ”New Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control”.
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Benchmarks and Design and Analysis Challenges -- The AIRBUS On-Ground Transport Aircraft Benchmark -- On-Ground Transport Aircraft Nonlinear Control Design and Analysis Challenges -- The ADMIRE Benchmark Aircraft Model -- Nonlinear Flight Control Design and Analysis Challenge -- Applications to the Airbus Benchmark -- Nonlinear Symbolic LFT Tools for Modelling, Analysis and Design -- Nonlinear LFT Modelling for On-Ground Transport Aircraft -- On-Ground Aircraft Control Design Using an LPV Anti-windup Approach -- Rapid Prototyping Using Inversion-Based Control and Object-Oriented Modelling -- Robustness Analysis Versus Mixed LTI/LTV Uncertainties for On-Ground Aircraft -- Applications to the ADMIRE Benchmark -- An LPV Control Law Design and Evaluation for the ADMIRE Model -- Block Backstepping for Nonlinear Flight Control Law Design -- Optimisation-Based Flight Control Law Clearance -- Investigation of the ADMIRE Manoeuvring Capabilities Using Qualitative Methods -- Industrial Evaluation and Concluding Remarks -- Industrial Evaluation -- Concluding Remarks.

Despite many signi?cant advances in the theory of nonlinear control in recent years, the majority of control laws implemented in the European aerospace - dustry are still designed and analysed using predominantly linear techniques applied to linearised models of the aircrafts’ dynamics. Given the continuous increase in the complexity of aircraft control laws, and the corresponding - crease in the demands on their performance and reliability, industrial control law designers are highly motivated to explore the applicability of new and more powerful methods for design and analysis. The successful application of fully nonlinear control techniques to aircraft control problems o?ers the prospect of improvements in several di?erent areas. Firstly, there is the possibility of - proving design and analysis criteria to more fully re?ect the nonlinear nature of the dynamics of the aircraft. Secondly, the time and e?ort required on the part of designers to meet demanding speci?cations on aircraft performance and h- dling could be reduced. Thirdly, nonlinear analysis techniques could potentially reduce the time and resources required to clear ?ight control laws, and help to bridge the gap between design, analysis and ?nal ?ight clearance. Theaboveconsiderationsmotivatedtheresearchpresentedinthisbook,which is the result of a three-year research e?ort organised by the Group for Aeron- tical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR). In September 2004, GARTEUR Flight Mechanics Action Group 17 (FM-AG17) was established to conduct research on ”New Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control”.

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