Flight envelope protection for NASA's transport class Model

Nikolas Tekles, Enric Xargay, Ronald Choe, Naira Hovakimyan, Irene M. Gregory, Florian Holzapfel

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Abstract

Motivated by the problem of loss-of-control prevention, this paper presents a dynamic flight envelope protection system for NASA's Transport Class Model. The developed protection scheme is based on a command-limiting approach that accounts for aircraft adverse aerodynamics, unusual attitude, and structural integrity, and is implemented around a standard gain-scheduled flight control law. The scheme also includes an energy protection scheme, which relies on an automatic throttle control system that implements a total energy control law. Preliminary batch and pilot-in-the-loop simulations demonstrate the efficacy of the protection system in maintaining the aircraft within desired safe conditions, without limiting the ability of the pilot to perform aggressive, evasive maneuvers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2014
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Tekles, N., Xargay, E., Choe, R., Hovakimyan, N., Gregory, I. M., & Holzapfel, F. (2014). Flight envelope protection for NASA's transport class Model. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-0269