NDI-based controller for Acheon-based thrust vectoring of aircraft

Margetts, Rebecca, Bingham, Chris and Smith, Tim (2015) NDI-based controller for Acheon-based thrust vectoring of aircraft. In: SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, September 22-24, 2015, Seattle, Washington, USA.

NDI-Based Controller for Acheon-Based Thrust Vectoring of Aircraft
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Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI) has been previously reported for application to unmanned aircraft systems, due to the inherent attributes of allowing global co-ordinates to be used directly as control inputs. Here, the paper describes a model implementation of an ACHEON propulsion/thrust vectoring system that can be applied to a range of aircraft, with specific emphasis to thrust vectoring of a UAV. Results from the studies show the overall performance is shown to provide improved stability and dynamic characteristics when augmented with additional classical (PI based) control schemes.

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Keywords:nonlinear dynamic inversion, aircraft, uav, control, bmjconvert
Subjects:H Engineering > H660 Control Systems
H Engineering > H400 Aerospace Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
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ID Code:18922
Deposited On:06 Oct 2015 12:53

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