TU Delft
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Organization
2016/2017 Aerospace Engineering Master Aerospace Engineering
AE4311
Advanced Flight Control
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr. Q.P. Chu    Q.P.Chu@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. E. van Kampen    E.vanKampen@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/0/0/4
Education Period
4
Start Education
4
Exam Period
4
Course Language
English
Expected prior knowledge
AE2235-I
AE3212-I
AE4301
AE4301P
AE4312/AE4320
Course Contents
Safety and survivability of modern civil and military aircraft when airframe and structural failures have occurred in flight have become a key issue in the aerospace industry nowadays. This course introduces nonlinear and adaptive control techniques to enhance reconfigurabilities of aircraft flight control systems. Advanced nonlinear and adaptive control techniques such as Adaptive Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (ANDI), Adaptive Backstepping (ABS) and Reinforcement Learning (RL) are described together with applications to fault tolerant and reconfigurable aircraft flight control system designs. Unconventional yet available control effectors are used through control allocation algorithms to achieve required performance.
Study Goals
Students will be able to acquire the skills in designing fault tolerant and reconfigurable flight control systems using Adaptive Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (ANDI), Adaptive Backstepping (ABS) and Reinforcement Learning (RL) control techniques.
Education Method
Lectures altered with assisted computer exercises
Literature and Study Materials
Handouts of lecture slides (available on the Blackboard)

Recommended literature:
J.-J.E. Slotine & Weiping Li, Applied non-linear control, Englewood Cliffs : Prentice-Hall, 1991, ISBN 0-13-040890-5
M. Krstic, et al, Nonlinear and adaptive contro design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN 0-471-12732-9
Assessment
Take-home assignment
Remarks
Hand-in exercise and a report of the design of an advanced controller.
The report must be handed in at the request date given by the course instructor.
Set-up
Course contents
Introduction to advanced flight control
Nonlinear aircraft flight control based on Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion
Adaptive Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion
Aircraft fault tolerant flight control based on Adaptive Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion
Reinforcement learning control
Nonlinear control based on backstepping
Nonlinear aircraft flight control based on backstepping
Adaptive backstepping
Aircraft fault tolerant flight control based on Adaptive backstepping
Control allocation