© 2007

Nonlinear Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control

  • Declan Bates
  • Martin Hagström


  • First book focusing on the use of nonlinear analysis and synthesis techniques for aircraft control

  • Also the first book to address in detail closed-loop control problems for aircraft "on-ground" – ie speed and directional control of aircraft before take-off and after touch down


Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 365)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Benchmarks and Design and Analysis Challenges

  3. Applications to the Airbus Benchmark

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Andres Marcos, Declan G. Bates, Ian Postlethwaite
      Pages 69-92
    3. Jean-Marc Biannic, Andres Marcos, Declan G. Bates, Ian Postlethwaite
      Pages 93-115
    4. Clement Roos, Jean-Marc Biannic, Sophie Tarbouriech, Christophe Prieur
      Pages 117-145
  4. Applications to the ADMIRE Benchmark

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Maria E. Sidoryuk, Mikhail G. Goman, Stephen Kendrick, Daniel J. Walker, Philip Perfect
      Pages 197-229
    3. Prathyush P. Menon, Declan G. Bates, Ian Postlethwaite
      Pages 259-300
    4. Mikhail G. Goman, Andrew V. Khramtsovsky, Evgeny N. Kolesnikov
      Pages 301-324
  5. Industrial Evaluation and Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Matthieu Jeanneau, Fredrik Karlsson, Udo Korte
      Pages 327-339
    3. Declan G. Bates, Martin Hagström
      Pages 341-342

About this book


Despite many signi?cant advances in the theory of nonlinear control in recent years, the majority of control laws implemented in the European aerospace - dustry are still designed and analysed using predominantly linear techniques applied to linearised models of the aircrafts’ dynamics. Given the continuous increase in the complexity of aircraft control laws, and the corresponding - crease in the demands on their performance and reliability, industrial control law designers are highly motivated to explore the applicability of new and more powerful methods for design and analysis. The successful application of fully nonlinear control techniques to aircraft control problems o?ers the prospect of improvements in several di?erent areas. Firstly, there is the possibility of - proving design and analysis criteria to more fully re?ect the nonlinear nature of the dynamics of the aircraft. Secondly, the time and e?ort required on the part of designers to meet demanding speci?cations on aircraft performance and h- dling could be reduced. Thirdly, nonlinear analysis techniques could potentially reduce the time and resources required to clear ?ight control laws, and help to bridge the gap between design, analysis and ?nal ?ight clearance. Theaboveconsiderationsmotivatedtheresearchpresentedinthisbook,which is the result of a three-year research e?ort organised by the Group for Aeron- tical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR). In September 2004, GARTEUR Flight Mechanics Action Group 17 (FM-AG17) was established to conduct research on ”New Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control”.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Declan Bates
    • 1
  • Martin Hagström
    • 2
  1. 1.Control and Instrumentation Research Group Department of EngineeringUniversity of LeicesterUK
  2. 2.Dept. of Autonomous SystemsSwedish Defence Research AgencyStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nonlinear Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control
  • Editors Declan Bates
    Martin Hagström
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-73718-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-73719-3
  • Series ISSN 0170-8643
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 364
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
    Systems Theory, Control
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