Robust Stability and Performance Analysis of Incremental Dynamic Inversion-based Flight Control Laws

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Incremental Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (INDI) is a sensor-based control law design strategy that is based on the principles of feedback linearization. Contrary to its non-incremental counterpart (NDI), this design method does not rely on the availability of a high-fidelity on-board model of the airframe dynamics and is robust to aerodynamic variations. Consequently, INDI brings a natural and robust design approach to desirable flying qualities. However, robustness to singular perturbations, which may arise due to transportation lags, elastic airframe effects, or other types of badly modelled or unknown dynamics, is a known challenge for INDI-based control laws. In this article, the general stability and performance robustness properties of INDI and its linear form (IDI) are described analytically and analyzed in a flight control law design study by means of the structured singular value frame framework. In addition, inversion loop augmentation solutions are investigated using automated synthesis to further improve the robustness characteristics of basic IDI designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-631-6
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum - virtual event
Duration: 3 Jan 20227 Jan 2022

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NameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022


ConferenceAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum

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