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Vista F-16 Lateral/Directional Design

  • Richard J. Adams
  • James M. Buffington
  • Andrew G. Sparks
  • Siva S. Banda
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Abstract

The following sections describe the design and analysis of a full envelope, manual flight control system for the lateral/directional axes of the Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) F-16 test aircraft. This example shows the utility of the inner/outer loop control structure as well as how various state-of-the-art technologies can be brought together in a comprehensive design. First, the aircraft and specific design requirements are described. Next, the design approach and results are presented, including linear and nonlinear results. Finally, the linear aircraft models and resulting controllers are given in an appendix so that these results may be verified, duplicated, or compared to other approaches.

Keywords

Test Point Outer Loop Flight Condition Structure Uncertainty Sideslip Angle 
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References

  1. [4.1]
    W. C. Durham, “Constrained Control Allocation,” Proc. 1992 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conf., Hilton Head SC, Aug. 1992.Google Scholar
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    J. C. Doyle, K. Lenz, and A. Packard, “Design Examples Using p,-Synthesis: Space Shuttle Lateral Axis FCS During Reentry,” Proc. 25th IEEE Conf. Decision Contr., Dec. 1986.Google Scholar
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    K. R. Haiges et al., “Robust Control Law Development for Modern Aerospace Vehicles,” WL-TR-91–3105, Aug. 1991Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Adams
    • 1
  • James M. Buffington
    • 1
  • Andrew G. Sparks
    • 1
  • Siva S. Banda
    • 1
  1. 1.WL/FIGC Bldg. 146Wright-Patterson AFBUSA

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