Open and closed loop control of a transport aircraft after component failure

Daşkiran O., Kavsaoǧlu M. Ş.

AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011, Portland, OR, United States Of America, 8 - 11 August 2011 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Portland, OR
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Aircraft dynamics are severely affected by the damages and failures of components. If corrective commands are not supplied immediately, force and moment imbalances lead into catastrophic consequences. In this study, flight dynamics of two failure scenarios are analyzed. Necessary amounts of control deflections for post failure trim are calculated and this trim values are applied in an open loop manner. Using Linear Quadratic Regulator theory and the linearized aircraft model, a closed loop controller is designed. Nonlinear aircraft model further parametrized into State Dependent Coefficient form and State Dependent Riccati Equation method is utilized for nonlinear controller design. Flight simulations on the nonlinear aircraft model are performed for all control schemes and results are discussed. © 2011 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.