Flight Control Design using Backstepping
2001 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Symposium Nonlinear Control Systems, 2001, 259-264 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Today's prevailing nonlinear design method for aircraft ﬂight control is feedback linearization. This paper presents a new method to deal with the nonlinear aerodynamic forces and moments acting on the aircraft: backstepping. Specically, we derive backstepping control laws for angle of attack and sideslip control that require less knowledge of the lift and side forces compared to feedback linearization designs. The control laws are made adaptive to errors in the aerodynamic moment coefficients using nonlinear observer techniques.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. 259-264 p.
Aircraft control, Backstepping, Lyapunov functions, Inverse optimality
Engineering and Technology Control Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-90808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-90808DiVA: diva2:616392
5th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, St. Petersburg, Russia, July, 2001