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Optimal Nonlinear Control and Estimation for a Reusable Launch Vehicle During Reentry Phase

Das, Kaushik and Purlupady, Chethana and Padhi, Radhakant and Brinda, V (2008) Optimal Nonlinear Control and Estimation for a Reusable Launch Vehicle During Reentry Phase. In: 16th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, JUN 25-27, 2008, Ajaccio.

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In this paper a nonlinear optimal controller has been designed for aerodynamic control during the reentry phase of the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). The controller has been designed based on a recently developed technique Optimal Dynamic Inversion (ODI). For full state feedback the controller has required full information about the system states. In this work an Extended Kalman filter (EKF) is developed to estimate the states. The vehicle (RLV) has been has been consider as a nonlinear Six-Degree-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) model. The simulation results shows that EKF gives a very good estimation of the states and it is working well with ODI. The resultant trajectories are very similar to those obtained by perfect state feedback using ODI only.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 08:04
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26556

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