Flight control systems with optimal effector allocation accounting for load constraints

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical Engineering
Faculty Mentor Marc Bodson
Creator Santos, Jean Paul Dytioco
Title Flight control systems with optimal effector allocation accounting for load constraints
Year graduated 2013
Date 2013-05
Description This paper describes the development of quadratic optimization algorithms to be used in flight control systems; such optimization algorithms aid in distributing control efforts among available actuators to produce forces to keep aircraft stable and in flight. With the advancement of computing power, new algorithms can be created to pursue secondary objectives. Such secondary objectives include accounting for load constraints to guarantee the structural integrity of the airframe. The algorithms have been tested and compared to various other algorithms using a transport aircraft model developed by NASA. The algorithms, primal dual and quadprog, showed satisfactory characteristics in various scenarios, including load constraints, such as proper timing, small iterations, and low cost, similar to well established algorithms. The load achieved by the algorithms was well within the imposed load limits.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Flight control; Algorithms
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Jean Paul Dytioco Santos
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 592,415 bytes
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1306577
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Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-10-27
Date Modified 2019-07-10
ID 205837
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pp2fz9
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