Aircraft control allocation by Wayne Durham, Kenneth A. Bordignon, Roger Beck

By Wayne Durham, Kenneth A. Bordignon, Roger Beck

Aircraft keep an eye on Allocation

Wayne Durham, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and kingdom collage, USA

Kenneth A. Bordignon, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical collage, USA

Roger Beck, Dynamic recommendations, Inc., USA


An authoritative paintings on plane regulate allocation through its pioneers


Aircraft keep an eye on Allocation addresses the matter of allocating intended redundant flight controls. It offers introductory fabric on flight dynamics and keep an eye on to supply the context, after which describes intimately the geometry of the matter. The e-book contains a huge part on answer tools, together with 'Banks' method', a formerly unpublished technique. Generalized inverses also are mentioned at size. there's an introductory part on linear programming options, in addition to an in depth and entire appendix devoted to linear programming formulations and recommendations. Discrete-time, or frame-wise allocation, is gifted, together with rate-limiting, nonlinear info, and most well-liked solutions.


Key features:

  • Written via pioneers within the box of keep an eye on allocation.
  • Comprehensive rationalization and dialogue of the main regulate allocation answer methods.
  • Extensive therapy of linear programming recommendations to manage allocation.
  • A significant other site comprises the code of a MATLAB/Simulink flight simulation with modules that contain all the significant resolution methods.
  • Includes examples in response to genuine aircraft.



The booklet is an important reference for researchers and practitioners operating in airplane keep an eye on, in addition to graduate scholars in aerospace engineering.

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The sense of zero deflection implied throughout this book is that of some reference flight condition, most often a trim condition. We will have occasion to apply a Taylor series 2 ACTIVE: Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Vehicles; VISTA: Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft; HARV: High Alpha (angle of attack) Research Vehicle. Aircraft Control 17 expansion through the first-order terms in order to linearize the control effectiveness. Implicit in the definition of the series is a reference condition, to be applied to the evaluation of the partial derivatives in the series.

For example, the longitudinal inceptor force required to generate a given load factor (stick-force per g) has been the focus of extensive research into the longitudinal flying qualities of an airplane. Control of this particular characteristic may be accomplished by modification of the longitudinal stick gearing, or in some cases by modification of the forces through bobweights attached to the stick. More complex aircraft have fully boosted control surfaces, called irreversible control systems.

Durham, WC, Lutze, FH, and Mason, W 1994 ‘Kinematics and aerodynamics of the velocity-vector roll,’ AIAA J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 17(6), 1228–1233. Etkin, B 1972 Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight, 1st edn. John Wiley & Sons; Republished 2005 by Dover Publications. Etkin, B and Reid, LD 1995 Dynamics of Flight: Stability and Control, 3rd edn. John Wiley & Sons. ) 2000 Flight Control Systems: Practical Issues in Design and Implementation Institution of Engineering and Technology Control Engineering Series 57.

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