Further evaluation of an adaptive method for launch vehicle flight control

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

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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 network-based model-reference adaptive controller and comparing it to a gain scheduled controller in the case of a mission undergoing an engine-out abort scenario. The adaptive controller is able to perform nearly as well as a gain-scheduled controller, and suggestions are made for further improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages1354-1370
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)1563476703, 9781563476709
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2004Aug 19 2004

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Volume2

Other

OtherCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period8/16/048/19/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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