Pilot Induced Oscillation Suppression Under Off-Nominal Conditions Using L1 Adaptive Control

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD61P
Agency Tracking Number: 104937
Amount: $99,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.09
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4578
DUNS: 182103291
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jiang Wang
 Principal Investigator
 (480) 945-9988
Business Contact
 Jennifer Scherr
Title: Business Official
Phone: (480) 945-9988
Email: jennifer@zonatech.com
Research Institution
ZONA Technology, Inc. proposes an R & D effort to develop an adaptive flight control system which can provide near-nominal performance for the aircraft under off-nominal conditions, consequently reduce pilot-vehicle interactions. Furthermore, this adaptive control system is combined with a monitoring system to detect possible Pilot-Induced Oscillation (PIO) while both pilot and controller are adaptively working, in order to avoid PIO and enhance aviation safety. The proposed comprehensive combined control technique aims to reduce the interaction between the adaptive flight system and the pilot control action to a minimal level, when the aircraft experiences system failures, damage and/or upset conditions.

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