Robustness analysis of a reusable launch vehicle flight control law

Menon, Prathyush, Postlethwaite, Ian, Bennani, Samir, Marcos, Andrés and Bates, Declan (2009) Robustness analysis of a reusable launch vehicle flight control law. Control Engineering Practice, 17 (7). pp. 751-765. ISSN 0967-0661

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This paper describes a novel optimisation-based framework for analysing the robustness of advanced flight control laws for reusable launch vehicles. The proposed analysis methods are applied and tested on an industrial-standard simulation model of a reusable launch vehicle equipped with a full authority nonlinear dynamic inversion-based flight control law. The reliability, computational complexity and efficiency of the framework are evaluated against standard industrial approaches based on Monte Carlo simulation. The results of the study show that the proposed approach has the potential to significantly improve both the reliability and efficiency of the flight clearance process for future reusable launch vehicles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hybrid optimisation, robustness analysis, flight control, nonlinear systems
Subjects: H400 Aerospace Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Sarah Howells
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 15:17
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:25

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