Safe Maneuvering Envelope Estimation based on a Physical Approach

Thomas Lombaerts, Stefan Schuet, Kevin Wheeler, Diana M. Acosta, John Kaneshige
2013 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference   unpublished
This paper discusses a computationally efficient algorithm for estimating the safe maneuvering envelope of damaged aircraft. The algorithm performs a robust reachability analysis through an optimal control formulation while making use of time scale separation and taking into account uncertainties in the aerodynamic derivatives. This approach differs from others since it is physically inspired. This more transparent approach allows interpreting data in each step, and it is assumed that these
more » ... ical models based upon flight dynamics theory will therefore facilitate certification for future real life applications.
doi:10.2514/6.2013-4618 fatcat:7ukujk6cfbglrg2dwc4aamehxm