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Flexible aircraft control based on an adaptive output feedback control scheme

Bordeneuve-Guibé, Joël and Bako, Laurent and Miksch, Roland and Jeanneau, Matthieu Flexible aircraft control based on an adaptive output feedback control scheme. (2009) In: IFAC Workshop on Control of Distributed on Parameter Systems, 20 July 2009 - 24 July 2009 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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One of the major challenges in aeronautical flexible structures control is the uncertain or the non stationary feature of the systems. Transport aircrafts are of unceasingly growing size but are made from increasingly light materials so that their motion dynamics present some flexible low frequency modes coupled to rigid modes. For reasons that range from fuel transfer to random flying conditions, the parameters of these planes may be subject to significative variations during a flight. A single control law that would be robust to so large levels of uncertainties is likely to be limited in performance. For that reason, we follow in this work an adaptive control approach. Given an existing close-loop system where a basic controller controls the rigid body modes, the problem of interest consists in designing an adaptive controller that could deal with the flexible modes of the system in such a way that the performance of the first controller is not deteriorated even in the presence of parameter variations. To this purpose, we follow a similar strategy as in [2] where a reference model adaptive control method has been proposed. The basic model of the rigid modes is regarded as a reference model and a neural network based learning algorithm is used to compensate online for the effects of unmodelled dynamics and parameter variations. We then successfully apply this control policy to a three-disks torsional system. It is shown that good performance can be achieved in both trackingand disturbance rejection. The last part of the paper deals with the model ofan Airbus aircraft. This is a very high dimensional dynamical model (about 200states) whose direct control is obviously hard. However, by applying the aforementioned adaptive control technique to it, some promising simulation resultscan be achieved.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Airbus (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole des Mines de Douai (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Rheinisch Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen University - RWTH (GERMANY)
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