Switching LPV control design with MDADT and its application to a morphing aircraft. (English) Zbl 1389.93131

Summary: In flight control of a morphing aircraft, the design objective and the dynamics may be different in its various configurations. To accommodate different performance goals in different sweep wing configurations, a novel switching strategy, Mode Dependent Average Dwell Time (MDADT), is adopted to investigate the flight control of a morphing aircraft in its morphing phase. The switching signal used in this note is more general than the Average Dwell Time (ADT), in which each mode has its own ADT. Under some simplified assumptions the control synthesis condition is formulated as a linear matrix optimization problem and a set of mode-dependent dynamic state feedback controllers are designed. Afterwards the proposed approach is applied to a morphing aircraft with a variable sweep wing to demonstrate its validity.


93C30 Control/observation systems governed by functional relations other than differential equations (such as hybrid and switching systems)
93C05 Linear systems in control theory
93B50 Synthesis problems
93B52 Feedback control
93C95 Application models in control theory
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