Command Limiting for Aerial Vehicles with Rate Control Augmentation Systems

Donglei Sun, Hamidreza Jafarnejadsani, Naira Hovakimyan

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This paper presents a command limiting method for attitude protection on aerial vehicles with general rate control augmentation systems. The method is developed based on exponential repulsive potential functions. To avoid excessive corrections, a switched command limiting control law is proposed. Stability analysis is provided for the closed-loop system. Phase portrait analysis of the proposed method on a linear plant is provided. Simulation examples of bank angle protection on a nonlinear transport aircraft model are presented to verify the design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Aircraft
  • Closed loop systems
  • Control systems
  • Heuristic algorithms
  • Limiting
  • Steady-state
  • Vehicle dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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