University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 1997 Seminar Series
Mission Performance, Guidance, and Control of High-speed
Atmospheric Flight Vehicles
As the title implies, the seminar will touch on a variety of topics of
recent interest. The class of vehicle to be considered includes both supersonic
transport aircraft as well as airbreathing launch vehicles. The common theme
will be the dynamic subsystem interactions exhibited by these vehicles, and the
implications of these interactions vis-à-vis vehicular guidance and
control. The interacts to be specifically considered will be termed
aeropropulsive/servoelastic (APSE), involving the elastic-airframe, propulsion
system, and feedback control systems. The mission performance of airbreathing
launch vehicles will be reviewed via a classical energy-state analysis, and a
relatively simple energy-guidance law suggested that draws from both
energy-state and QFT concepts. The feedback system architecture includes an
integrated inner-loop control law that regulates engine performance, stabilizes
the airframe, and delivers active aeroelastic mode control.
Friday, October 24, 1997
209 Akerman Hall
Refreshments served after the seminar in
227 Akerman Hall.
Disability accomodations provided upon request.
Audrey Stark-Evers, Senior Secretary,