Integrated flight control design for a large flexible aircraft

Julian Theis, Harald Pfifer, Gary Balas, Herbert Werner

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A systematic design procedure suited to integrate rigid body and aeroelastic control objectives within the mixed sensitivity framework is proposed for a two-degrees-of-freedom control configuration. It is based on a modal representation and combines stability augmentation, structural mode control and maneuver demand in a single linear parameter-varying (LPV) controller. To demonstrate applicability, an integrated flight control system is designed for the nonlinear model of a large flexible aircraft. The integrated controller is shown to greatly reduce structural vibrations while maintaining handling qualities and robustness margins of a conventional controller.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACC 2015 - 2015 American Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986842
StatePublished - Jul 28 2015
Event2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 1 2015Jul 3 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015
CountryUnited States


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