L1 adaptive flight control system: Flight evaluation and technology transition

Enric Xargay, Naira Hovakimyan, Vladimir Dobrokhodov, Isaac Kaminer, Irene M. Gregory, Chengyu Cao

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Abstract

Certification of adaptive control technologies for both manned and unmanned aircraft represent a major challenge for current Verification and Validation techniques. A (missing) key step towards flight certification of adaptive flight control systems is the definition and development of analysis tools and methods to support Verification and Validation for nonlinear systems, similar to the procedures currently used for linear systems. In this paper, we describe and demonstrate the advantages of L1 adaptive control architectures for closing some of the gaps in certification of adaptive flight control systems, which may facilitate the transition of adaptive control into military and commercial aerospace applications. As illustrative examples, we present the results of a piloted-simulation evaluation on the NASA AirSTAR flight test vehicle, and results of an extensive flight test program conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School to demonstrate the advantages of L1 adaptive control as a verifiable robust adaptive flight control system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010
StatePublished - Dec 16 2010
EventAIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2010Apr 22 2010

Publication series

NameAIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010

Other

OtherAIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/20/104/22/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Xargay, E., Hovakimyan, N., Dobrokhodov, V., Kaminer, I., Gregory, I. M., & Cao, C. (2010). L1 adaptive flight control system: Flight evaluation and technology transition. In AIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010 [2010-3365] (AIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010).