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L1 adaptive control augmentation system for the X-48B Aircraft

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Title: L1 adaptive control augmentation system for the X-48B Aircraft
Author(s): Leman, Tyler J.
Advisor(s): Hovakimyan, Naira; Dullerud, Geir E.
Contributor(s): Hovakimyan, Naira; Dullerud, Geir E.
Department / Program: Mechanical Sci & Engineering
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.S.
Genre: Thesis
Subject(s): L1 adaptive control robust control flight control X-48 X-48B aircraft
Abstract: This thesis considers the application of L1 adaptive control methodology to a model of the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft. We explicitly verify the performance bounds of the adaptive flight control system at various flight conditions. We demonstrate that the resulting L1 adaptive controller does not require tuning or redesign from one flight condition to another. Furthermore, once designed according to the theoretical guidelines, the L1 adaptive controller ensures uniform transient and steady-state performance across the entire flight envelope in the presence of significantly coupled dynamics and control surface failures.
Issue Date: 2010-01-06
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/14622
Rights Information: Copyright 2009 Tyler J. Leman
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-01-06
Date Deposited: December 2
 

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