Evaluation of an adaptive method for launch vehicle flight control

Matthew D. Johnson, Anthony J. Calise, Eric N. Johnson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

Future reusable launch vehicles must be designed to fly a wide spectrum of missions and survive numerous types of failures. The X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator is used as a simulation platform for testing a neural networkbased model-reference adaptive controller and comparing it to a gain scheduled controller through a series of test cases including engine failures, control failures and mismodeling and dispersion cases. The adaptive controller is found to successfully handle a wide variety of failure modes and modeling errors, typically scoring better in both nominal and failure cases, as well as in dispersion tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781563479786, 9781624100901
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 2003 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2003Aug 14 2003

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 2003
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period8/11/038/14/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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