LQG/LTR Design of a Robust Flight Controller for the STOL F-15.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A robust controller for the approach and landing phase of the Short Take-off and Landing STOL F-15 is developed via LQGLTR Linear System model, Quadratic cost, Gaussian models of uncertainty, used for controller synthesis, with Loop Transmission Recovery techniques of tuning the filter in the loop for control robustness enhancement methods. Reduced-order full-state feedback controllers are synthesized using CGTPT Command Generator Tracking feedforward compensator to incorporate handling qualities, with Proportional plus Integral feedback synthesis, specifically using implicit model following to provide good robustness characteristics in the full-state feedback case. The robustness is fully assessed using realistic simulations of the real-world system with meaningful deviations from design conditions. Once a Kalman filter is embedded into the loop to estimate states rather than assuming artificial access to all states, LTR methodology is used to preserve as much robustness as possible. A full assessment of performance and robustness of these final implementable designs is provided. Keywords LQGLTR, Multivariable Control, STOL, Kalman Filter, and Model Following Controller.
- Military Aircraft Operations