Flight validation of a metrics driven L1 adaptive control

Vladimir Dobrokhodov, Ioannis Kitsios, Isaac Kaminer, Kevin D. Jones, Enric Xargay, Naira Hovakimyan, Chengyu Cao, Mariano I. Lizarraga, Irene M. Gregory

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Abstract

The paper addresses initial steps involved in the development and flight implementation of new metrics driven L1 adaptive flight control system. The work concentrates on (i) definition of appropriate control driven metrics that account for the control surface failures; (ii) tailoring recently developed L1 adaptive controller to the design of adaptive flight control systems that explicitly address these metrics in the presence of control surface failures and dynamic changes under adverse flight conditions; (iii) development of a flight control system for implementation of the resulting algorithms onboard of small UAV; and (iv) conducting a comprehensive flight test program that demonstrates performance of the developed adaptive control algorithms in the presence of failures. As the initial milestone the paper concentrates on the adaptive flight system setup and initial efforts addressing the ability of a commercial off-the-shelf autopilot with and without adaptive augmentation to recover from control surface failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2008Aug 21 2008

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period8/18/088/21/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Dobrokhodov, V., Kitsios, I., Kaminer, I., Jones, K. D., Xargay, E., Hovakimyan, N., Cao, C., Lizarraga, M. I., & Gregory, I. M. (2008). Flight validation of a metrics driven L1 adaptive control. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit [2008-6987] (AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit).