Nonlinear longitudinal control of a supermaneuverable aircraft

William L. Garrard, Dale F. Enns, Anthony Snell

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A technique is described which can be used for design of feedback controllers for high-performance aircraft operating in flight conditions in which nonlinearities significantly affect performance. Designs are performed on a mathematical model of the longitudinal dynamics of a hypothetical aircraft similar to proposed supermaneuverable flight test vehicles. Nonlinear controller designs are performed using truncated solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation. Preliminary results show that the method yields promising results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 1989 Am Control Conf
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings of the 1989 American Control Conference - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Jun 21 1989Jun 23 1989


OtherProceedings of the 1989 American Control Conference
CityPittsburgh, PA, USA


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