Accession Number : ADA320237

Title :   A Robust Gain-Scheduling Example User Linear Parameter-Varying Feedback,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Spillman, Mark S. ; Blue, Paul A. ; Banda, Siva S.

PDF Url : ADA320237

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A gain-scheduling approach for uncertain Linear Parameter-Varying (LPV) systems with fixed linear fractional relationships on a parameter set is developed. The approach combines LPV theory based on Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs) and synthesis to form a new robust approach for large envelope control design. The new approach is used to design an automatically gain scheduled pitch-rate controller for the F-16 Variable Stability InFlight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA). The ability of the approach to generate controllers for predicted Level 1 flying qualities is illustrated with a high fidelity nonlinear simulation.

Descriptors :   *PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, *AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, *FEEDBACK, *GAIN, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, *FLIGHT ENVELOPE, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, SIMULATION, PITCH(MOTION), FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, SYNTHESIS, PARAMETERS, RATES, VARIATIONS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, SCHEDULING, INFLIGHT, INEQUALITIES.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE