Nonlinear Maneuver Regulation for Reduced-G Atmospheric Flight

Juan Pablo Afman, Eric Feron, John Hauser

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A maneuver regulation controller for reduced gravity vertical flight is developed using intuition based on an internal model of the quadratically increasing (in time) aerodynamic drag. This leads to a controller employing a chain of three integrators. Since the drag 'disturbance' actually results from a nonlinear feedback, the usual linear stability analysis is insufficient. The proper framework is found using a transverse coordinate system about the desired maneuver, where one may show that the maneuver is in fact exponentially attractive. Experimental performance of the resulting control system is also presented.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538613955
StatePublished - Jan 18 2019
Externally publishedYes

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