Systems Theory and Automatic Control

Systems and Control Seminars for the Summer Semester 2013

An Integrated Approach to Predictive Aircraft Guidance and Envelope Protection


Matthias Krings
Institut für Flugzeugsystemtechnik
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg

Time and Place

The presentation will be given on April 3rd, 2013 at 2.00 p.m. in building 07, room 208.


The combination of discrete model-predictive control and dynamic trim method features into a constrained optimal guidance enabling envelope protection on a high automation level without limiting the basic system performance. This approach offers a highly integrated solution optimizing the trade-off between high level flight management needs, low level basic flight control and aircraft performance constraints while maintaining the overall aircraft systems safety.
This talk will include 1) introduction of the basic concept and its elements - discrete model predictive control, dynamic trim method and outer-loop-constraints approach - and 2) implementation and demonstration of the concept for longitudinal guidance of an unmanned down-scaled flight test aircraft.

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