Optimal nonlinear estimation for aircraft flight control in wind shear
- Mulgund, Sandeep S.
- Feb 1, 1994.
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- The most recent results in an ongoing research effort at Princeton in the area of flight dynamics in wind shear are described. The first undertaking in this project was a trajectory optimization study. The flight path of a medium-haul twin-jet transport aircraft was optimized during microburst encounters on final approach. The assumed goal was to track a reference climb rate during an aborted landing, subject to a minimum airspeed constraint. The results demonstrated that the energy loss through the microburst significantly affected the qualitative nature of the optimal flight path. In microbursts of light to moderate strength, the aircraft was able to track the reference climb rate successfully. In severe microbursts, the minimum airspeed constraint in the optimization forced the aircraft to settle on a climb rate smaller than the target. A tradeoff was forced between the objectives of flight path tracking and stall prevention.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19940022793.
Accession ID: 94N27296.
NASA. Langley Research Center, FAA(NASA Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1992-1993; p 111-130.
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