Decentralized design for integrated flight/propulsion control of aircraft

Zhenyang Chen, Petros G. Voulgaris

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A direct decentralized approach to the design of integrated flight/propulsion control (IFPC) systems is considered to reduce complexity and validation drawbacks of centralized designs. The imposed triangular decentralized structure on the IFPC controller allows for separate evaluation of the engine controller as well as for the evaluation of the achievable performance of the overall IFPC system. H techniques that require the solution to a Riccati-like equation are used to develop the design method. This method is applied to an aircraft aeropropulsive model, and the results indicate that the approach may be a vital alternative to other techniques appearing in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1044
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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