University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2001 Seminar Series
Taking robust LPV control into flight on the VAAC Harrier
This talk describes the application of a new multivariable control system
design procedure, linear parameter-varying (LPV) H-infinity loop shaping, to
design a flight controller for the pitch dynamics of the Vectored thrust
Aircraft Advanced flight Control (VAAC) Harrier. The particular LPV design
procedure used was developed by Papageorgiou and Glover and is an advancement
of the H-infinity design method successfully flight tested in 1993 on the VAAC
Harrier in that the control laws are automatically scheduled over the flight
envelope. Automatically scheduled control laws are a strong and very likely
candidate for the next generation of flight control systems (FCS). The flight
test of the LPV controller described here is the first of its kind in the
international aerospace community and is recognised as a key milestone in the
general development of next generation FCS design methods.
Friday, February 2, 2001
**Refreshments served after the seminar in
107 Akerman Hall.
Disability accomodations provided upon request.
Contact Kristal Belisle, Senior