Incremental Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion control with Flight Envelope Protection for the Flying-V

P.J. Stougie*, T.S.C. Pollack, E. van Kampen

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To reduce the impact of aviation on the environment, technological innovations, such as the Flying-V are required. The Flying-V is a proposed commercial flying wing, which uses the Airbus A350-900 as reference aircraft. In this work, a Flight Control system for the Flying-V is proposed with a longitudinal ��∗ control law, and a Rate Control Attitude Hold roll control law. This Flight Control System also includes a Flight Envelope Protection law to prevent reaching angles of attack higher than 30 degrees, where the Flying-V becomes statically unstable. The FEP also prevents the Flying-V from reaching load factors above 2.5 and limits the roll angle. The control laws are tuned to be within level 1 handling qualities in the selected approach and cruise conditions, with the presence of sensor dynamics, and a digital control system. Robustness for aerodynamic uncertainties is also shown. Finally, it is shown that the FEP is able to prevent the angle of attack from becoming too large.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-711-5
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventAIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum - Orlando, United States
Duration: 8 Jan 202412 Jan 2024


ConferenceAIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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