Aircraft Control and Simulation. Dynamics, Controls Design, and Autonomous Systems. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 3327459
  • Book
  • 768 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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THE ESSENTIAL AIRCRAFT ANALYSIS REFERENCE, UPDATED WITH THE FIELD′S LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Aircraft Control and Simulation provides comprehensive, expert–led guidance to the topic, accessible to both students and professionals involved in the design and modeling of aerospace vehicles. Updated to include new coverage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, this new third edition has been expanded throughout to cover the latest advances in the field.

The material progresses steadily from motion and aerodynamics equations through advanced control methods, using detailed real–world examples with model software details provided. Fundamental principles give way to dynamic analysis, stability evaluation, multivariable control, and more, including geodesy and the gravitational theory behind suborbital aircraft.

Special features in this updated edition include:

  • Up–to–date coverage of flight control systems, flight dynamics, aircraft modeling, and flight simulation, based on both classical design and modern techniques
  • Two new chapters that explore the modeling, simulation, and adaptive control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Comprehensive control design and simulation examples, including relevant MATLAB calculations and FORTRAN code

Supplementary instructor materials ease this book into any aerospace curriculum, and the comprehensive coverage provides an excellent resource for students and professionals alike. Aircraft Control and Simulation is the essential reference for anyone involved in aerospace modeling and design.

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Preface xi

1 The Kinematics and Dynamics of Aircraft Motion 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Vector Operations 3

1.3 Matrix Operations on Vector Coordinates 7

1.4 Rotational Kinematics 16

1.5 Translational Kinematics 20

1.6 Geodesy, Coordinate Systems, Gravity 23

1.7 Rigid–Body Dynamics 34

1.8 Advanced Topics 44

References 58

Problems 59

2 Modeling the Aircraft 63

2.1 Introduction 63

2.2 Basic Aerodynamics 64

2.3 Aircraft Forces And Moments 75

2.4 Static Analysis 101

2.5 The Nonlinear Aircraft Model 108

2.6 Linear Models And The Stability Derivatives 116

2.7 Summary 137

References 138

Problems 139

3 Modeling, Design, and Simulation Tools 142

3.1 Introduction 142

3.2 State–Space Models 144

3.3 Transfer Function Models 155

3.4 Numerical Solution Of The State Equations 170

3.5 Aircraft Models For Simulation 179

3.6 Steady–State Flight 185

3.7 Numerical Linearization 199

3.8 Aircraft Dynamic Behavior 205

3.9 Feedback Control 213

3.10 Summary 241

References 241

Problems 243

4 Aircraft Dynamics and Classical Control Design 250

4.1 Introduction 250

4.2 Aircraft Rigid–Body Modes 257

4.3 The Handling–Qualities Requirements 274

4.4 Stability Augmentation 287

4.5 Control Augmentation Systems 303

4.6 Autopilots 322

4.7 Nonlinear Simulation 344

4.8 Summary 371

References 372

Problems 374

5 Modern Design Techniques 377

5.1 Introduction 377

5.2 Assignment Of Closed–Loop Dynamics 381

5.3 Linear Quadratic Regulator With Output Feedback 397

5.4 Tracking A Command 413

5.5 Modifying The Performance Index 428

5.6 Model–Following Design 455

5.7 Linear Quadratic Design With Full State Feedback 470

5.8 Dynamic Inversion Design 477

5.9 Summary 492

References 492

Problems 495

6 Robustness and Multivariable Frequency–Domain Techniques 500

6.1 Introduction 500

6.2 Multivariable Frequency–Domain Analysis 502

6.3 Robust Output–Feedback Design 525

6.4 Observers And The Kalman Filter 529

6.5 Linear Quadratic Gaussian/Loop Transfer Recovery 554

6.6 Summary 577

References 578

Problems 580

7 Digital Control 584

7.1 Introduction 584

7.2 Simulation Of Digital Controllers 585

7.3 Discretization Of Continuous Controllers 588

7.4 Modified Continuous Design 598

7.5 Implementation Considerations 611

7.6 Summary 619

References 620

Problems 620

8 Modeling and Simulation of Miniature Aerial Vehicles 623

8.1 Introduction 623

8.2 Propeller/Rotor Forces And Moments 630

8.3 Modeling Rotor Flapping 640

8.4 Motor Modeling 645

8.5 Small Aerobatic Airplane Model 648

8.6 Quadrotor Model 654

8.7 Small Helicopter Model 655

8.8 Summary 660

References 661

Problems 661

9 Adaptive Control With Application to Miniature Aerial Vehicles 664

9.1 Introduction 664

9.2 Model Reference Adaptive Control Based On Dynamic Inversion 665

9.3 Neural Network Adaptive Control 668

9.4 Limited Authority Adaptive Control 674

9.5 Neural Network Adaptive Control Example 680

9.6 Summary 709

References 709

Problems 711

Appendix A F–16 Model 714

Appendix B Software 723

Index 733

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The book retains its original chapter subject skeleton with the titles slightly changed and as mentioned has two new chapters added, in total it is some 150 pages longer than the original. This is not however a simple graft of new material onto the original book. Many of the chapters have been rewritten so that even where much the same material is covered, it is more detailed and augmented, whilst at the same time maintaining a consistent uniform style across the whole book....In conclusion this new edition is a significant update of a popular text...
(The Aeronautical Journal– January 2017)
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