Accession Number : ADA321470

Title :   Model Predictive Control of Aerospace Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ebdon, Derek W.

PDF Url : ADA321470

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : The primary objective of this thesis is to explore the fault tolerance capabilities of a state space formulation of MPC. Subsequent to a simulated control surface failure on the F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV), the MPC controller will attempt to maintain stability and nominal performance while tracking a setpoint. Secondary objectives include studying the effect of data sample rate and MPC horizon lengths on system performance. These objectives will be accomplished using Matlab to develop the MPC controller and Simulink to demonstrate its effectiveness through simulation.

Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, SIMULATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, FORMULATIONS, THESES, LENGTH, AIRCRAFT MODELS, TRAJECTORIES, FAULT TOLERANCE, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, CONTROL SURFACES, HORIZON.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE