Adaptive Critic Control For Aircraft Lateral-Directional Dynamics

Imrul Ashraf, Erik-jan van Kampen

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Loss of control-in flight (LOC-I) is one of the causes of catastrophic aircraft accidents. Fault-tolerant flight control (FTFC) systems can prevent LOC-I and recover aircraft from LOC-I precursors. One group of promising methods for developing Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) system is the Adaptive Critic Designs (ACD). Recently one ACD algorithm, called value function based single network adaptive critic (J-SNAC), has emerged and it promises to make applications of ACD more practical by reducing the required amount of computations. This paper discusses the implementation of this framework for the design of a lateral-directional flight controller. The proposed flight controller is trained to perform coordinated-turns with an F16 simulation model. The trained controller was evaluated for tracking two different heading command signals, robustness against sensor noises and partial failure of the ailerons. The controller is found to be effective for the considered assessments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Subtitle of host publication6-10 January 2020, Orlando, FL
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-595-1
ISBN (Print)9781624105951
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum - Orlando, United States
Duration: 6 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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