Robust adaptive control of a twin-rotor aircraft

P. Krishnamurthy, F. Khorrami, Q. Lam

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We propose robust adaptive control designs for a twin-rotor aircraft with specific focus on attaining good disturbance attenuation properties to facilitate operation in a shipboard environment wherein the aircraft is subject to severe aerodynamic disturbances including ship airwake, deck vortices, and rotor downwash especially during ship roll and pitch motions. Furthermore, the controllers can operate on their own or can gracefully co-exist with a baseline controller in a control augmentation fashion thus minimizing flight software change impact. The performance of the proposed controllers was validated through extensive simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424431243
StatePublished - 2008
Event47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Dec 9 2008Dec 11 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Other47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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