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Co-design of aircraft vertical tail and control laws using distributed electric propulsion

Nguyen Van, Eric and Alazard, Daniel and Döll, Carsten and Pastor, Philippe Co-design of aircraft vertical tail and control laws using distributed electric propulsion. (2019) In: Automatic Control in Aerospace - 21st ACA 2019, 27 August 2019 - 30 August 2019 (Cranfield, United Kingdom).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.295


Distributed Electric Propulsion is investigated as a way to increase directional control of aircraft and reduce the vertical tail surface area. A co-design approach is presented where a $H_\infty$ control method is used to both synthesize longitudinal/lateral control law gains and allocation module while sizing the vertical tail surface area and the propeller actuator bandwidth. The variation of the vertical tail surface area is captured throughout a collection of linearised aircraft systems representing different sizes of the vertical tail reassembled in a Linear Fractional Representation. This approach allows a reduction of $60\%$ of the vertical tail surface area while maintaining desired dynamic behaviors with low actuator bandwidth.\end{abstract}

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:vol. 52, n°12
HAL Id:hal-02399936
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:09 Dec 2019 11:01

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