Flight testing of low-order anti-windup compensators for improved handling and PIO suppression

Brieger, Oliver, Kerr, Murray, Postlethwaite, Ian, Sofrony, Jorge and Turner, Matthew (2008) Flight testing of low-order anti-windup compensators for improved handling and PIO suppression. In: 2008 American Control Conference. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1776-1781. ISBN 978-1424420780

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACC.2008.4586749


This paper presents the results of recent flight tests of several anti-windup (AW) compensators on the German Aerospace Centre's (DLR) Advanced Technologies Testing Aircraft (ATTAS). The objectives of the tests were twofold: to demonstrate the potential for rigorously designed low order AW compensators to reduce the pilot-involved-oscillation (PIO) proneness of the aircraft and improve the handling qualities; and to compare a variety of low-order AW compensators to determine the importance of different design parameters. The AW compensators were assessed based on pilot handling qualities ratings (HQRs) and PIO ratings (PIORs). These ratings, and supporting pilot comments and flight data, demonstrate that the AW compensators improved the handling qualities and reduced the PIO proneness of the aircraft, albeit to different degrees. The results also provide a basic understanding of the relationship between design parameters and the response of the piloted aircraft during periods of rate saturation

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 2008 American Control Conference, held from 11-13 June 2008, in Seattle, USA
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Sarah Howells
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 14:12
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10055

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