Nonlinear H Flight Control System (FCS) Design for Advanced Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32194
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9131 Mason Avenue, Chatsworth, CA, 91311
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ching-fang Lin
 (818) 407-0092
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Advanced aircraft are required to perform large amplitude maneuvers and high precision tracking in the presence of disturbances, uncertainties, nonlinearities, and component faults. The recently emerging nonlinear H control approach is proposed here to meet the ever stringent mission requirements on advanced aircraft. Our approach features the following innovations: 1) by incorporating the nonlinear dynamics into the design process, a nonlinear H flight control system design approach in the continuous time domain is presented; 2) for performing the computer control of aircraft, a nonlinear H controller design algorithm for continuous-time systems with sampled measurements is developed; 3) a nonlinear H controller design algorithm for general nonlinear systems is proposed. These innovations aim at achieving a flight control system design with a high level of accuracy, extended flight envelop, robustness, and reliability in presence of disturbances and uncertainties. system design approach in the continuous time domain is present;

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