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Optimal digital autopilot for satellite launch vehicles during atmospheric phase

Bhat, MS and Jaisimha, BS and Kumar, SRV (1993) Optimal digital autopilot for satellite launch vehicles during atmospheric phase. In: Automatic Control in Aerospace 1992. Selected Papers from the 12th IFAC Symposium, 7-11 Sept. 1992, Ottobrunn, Germany, pp. 235-240.

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Digital autopilot is a closed loop tracking control system which aligns the launch vehicle in accordance with the guidance command. The controller is designed based on linear quadratic regulator theory. Position and rate gyros are mounted on a flexible launch vehicle. Firstly, a dynamic output feedback control is designed by solving an equivalent optimal constant output feedback problem. An optimal output feedforward compensator is introduced in the outer loop to get tracking properties. Finally, a combined dynamic feedback-feedforward control is designed which is found to give better performance compared to a two loop controller

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Pergamon
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Pergamon.
Keywords: artificial satellites;closed loop systems;control system synthesis;digital control;feedback;optimal control;tracking
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2012 06:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11102

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