Computer-Aided Design of Flight Control Systems
PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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A comprehensive computer program for designing and evaluating multidisciplinary aircraft flight control systems is described. The FlightCAD program contains a variety of modeling, synthesis, analysis, and simulation alternatives. The program will be used to produce a control design for the 1991 AIAA Controls Design Challenge to be completed in 1992. FlightCAD ultimately will implement a number of control design techniques here it uses direct digital synthesis to produce a robust, proportional-integral-filter controller with scheduled linear-quadratic-Gaussian gains and command generator tracking of pilot inputs. The FlightCAD design approach is reviewed, and a status report is presented.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Computer Programming and Software