This article solves the fixed-time trajectory tracking problem for hypersonic flight vehicles (HFVs) encountered with diverse actuator faults and asymmetric envelope constraints. In contrast to the state of the art, the crucial characteristics of our design lie in obviating the explosion of complexity of the conventional recursive design, and in realizing satisfactory preselected tracking qualities for flight states in the sense of guaranteeing asymmetric envelope constraints. More precisely, by exploiting the fixed-time command filters to produce certain command signals and their derivatives, a modified command-filtered control algorithm is formulated to circumvent heavy computation burden caused by repetitive derivative of intermediate control laws. A two-step control methodology is devised based on an auxiliary compensating dynamics, which is capable of compensating for the actuator faults completely without the need for prior knowledge about the lumped disturbances and the actuator faults. Time-varying asymmetric barrier Lyapunov functions are introduced to confine the flight state tracking errors within the corresponding time-varying compact sets all the time provided their initial values remain therein. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated by comparative simulation results.
- Actuator fault
- Asymmetric envelope constraint
- Fixed-time command filter
- Hypersonic flight vehicle