Longitudinal Flight Multi-Control Blending Verification Using COTS Based Simulation

Khaled Fellah, Mohamed Guiatni, Tim Fricke, Florian Holzapfel

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Abstract

This paper propose the design of a longitudinal flight multi-control blending autopilot system which aims to control both of the airspeed, the altitude and the pitch motion of an aircraft. The proposed controller has to perform different tasks during a flight mission such as holding altitude and following a desired flight path. The simulation is performed using the BADA database and Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform named 'Xplane' dedicated to flight simulation. This later gives the possibility to integrate different components (aircraft, UAV s, Ground vehicles, missiles.). These components are integrated in simulation based on both their dynamics and their virtual models. In this paper, the transition between the different flight modes in ensured for optimum handling qualities using the energy angle. We defined the command variables blend between attitude and flight path control. The obtained results for altitude and airspeed hold modes and pitch control demonstrate the satisfactory performances even in presence of external distubance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages711-716
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538641989
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Nov 2018
Event18th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityBudapest
Period26/08/1830/08/18

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