Adaptive output feedback for high-bandwidth flight control

Nakwan Kim, Anthony J. Calise, Naira Hovakimyan, J. V.R. Prasad, Eric Corban

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A novel adaptive output feedback approach for high-bandwidth flight-control system design is introduced. The approach permits adaptation to both parametric uncertainty and unmodeled dynamics. Of particular interest here is the interaction with poorly modeled high-frequency dynamics. An approximate output feedback linearizing controller is augmented with a neural network. Adaptation is achieved using input/output sequences of the uncertain system. Actuation limits and time delays are also addressed. The approach is illustrated by the design of a pitch-angle flight-control system for a linearized model of an R-50 experimental helicopter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-1002
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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