High performance bounded control synthesis with application to the F18 HARV

Piero Miotto, J. Marc Shewchun, Eric Feron, James D. Paduano

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Designing high-performance controllers that do not saturate remains a challenge that cannot be addressed by linear control theory alone. This paper presents a control design methodology by which increasingly aggressive gains are used as the system converges to equilibrium. Stability of the resulting nonlinear control law is proved via the construction of a corresponding Lyapunov function. Performance and practicality is demonstrated by using the method to design a lateral-directional controller for the F18 HARV, using simulations models provided by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1996 Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


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