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A longitudinal flight control law based on robust MPC and H<inf>2</inf> methods to accommodate sensor loss in the RECONFIGURE benchmark

Hartley, EN and Maciejowski, JM (2015) A longitudinal flight control law based on robust MPC and H<inf>2</inf> methods to accommodate sensor loss in the RECONFIGURE benchmark. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 1000-1005..

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Abstract

© 2015, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The feedback gains in state-of-the-art flight control laws for commercial aircraft are scheduled as a function of values such as airspeed, mass, and centre of gravity (CoG). If estimates of these are lost due to multiple simultaneous sensor failures, the pilot must revert to an alternative control law, or, in the ultimate case, directly command control surface positions. This work develops a robust backup load-factor tracking control law, that does not depend on these parameters, based on application of theory from robust MPC and H 2 control. Firstly, the methods are applied with loss only of airdata, and subsequently also with loss of mass and CoG estimates. Local linear analysis indicates satisfactory performance over a wide range of operating points. Finally, the resulting control laws are demonstrated on the nonlinear RECONFIGURE benchmark, which is derived from an Airbus high fidelity, industrially-validated simulator.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:39
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 02:26
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