Wind Estimation for Fixed-Wing Aircraft Using Command Tracking Approach

Haichao Hong, Mengmeng Wang, Florian Holzapfel, Shengjing Tang

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Abstract

This paper addresses a three-dimensional wind estimation problem for fixed-wing aircraft based on the tracking model predictive static programming which was originally proposed for trajectory tracking control. Without relying on any airflow measurement, the wind velocity is estimated by considering the wind vector as a virtual control input. The wind vector is corrected in real time so that the model output tracks the measured kinematic velocity states in a command-tracking manner. The proposed method features a closed-form solution and a fast indication of wind variations. The effectiveness of the proposed method is illustrated by numerical simulations in the presence of measurement noises.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMED 2018 - 26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages879-884
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538678909
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Aug 2018
Event26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2018 - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameMED 2018 - 26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation

Conference

Conference26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2018
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityZadar
Period19/06/1822/06/18

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