Aircraft model-independent airspeed estimation without pitot tube measurements

Matthew Brandon Rhudy, Mario L. Fravolini, Yu Gu, Marcello R. Napolitano, Srikanth Gururajan, Haiyang Chao

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel analytical redundancy approach for pitot tube failure accommodation using nonlinear Kalman filtering. This approach utilizes information from other sensors that are commonly implemented on aircraft in order to obtain an estimate of the airspeed which is independent from the pitot tube(s). This method was demonstrated to be independent of the aircraft model by providing experimental estimation results from two different unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7272846
Pages (from-to)1980-1995
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Aircraft models
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  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Rhudy, Matthew Brandon ; Fravolini, Mario L. ; Gu, Yu ; Napolitano, Marcello R. ; Gururajan, Srikanth ; Chao, Haiyang. / Aircraft model-independent airspeed estimation without pitot tube measurements. In: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. 2015 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 1980-1995.
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In: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 51, No. 3, 7272846, 01.07.2015, p. 1980-1995.

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