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dc.contributor.authorCen, Zhaohui
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tim
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Paul
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Jill
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T15:01:44Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T15:01:44Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-29
dc.identifier.citationCen, Z. et al. (2015) 'Integrated flight/thrust vectoring control for jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicles with ACHEON propulsion', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 229(6), pp. 1057-1075.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0954-4100
dc.identifier.issn2041-3025
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0954410014544179
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623452
dc.description.abstractAs a new alternative to tilting rotors or turbojet vector mechanical oriented nozzles, ACHEON (Aerial CoandaHigh Efficiency Orienting-jet Nozzle) has enormous advantages because it is free of moving elements and highly effective for Vertical/Short-Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft. In this paper, an integrated flight/ thrust vectoringcontrol scheme for a jet powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with an ACHEON nozzle is proposed to assess its suitability in jet aircraft flight applications. Firstly, a simplified Thrust-Vectoring (TV) population model is built based on CFD simulation data and parameter identification. Secondly, this TV propulsion model is embedded as a jet actuatorfor a benchmark fixed-wing ‘Aerosonde’ UAV, and then a four “cascaded-loop” controller, based on nonlinear dynamic inversion (NDI), is designed to individually control the angular rates (in the body frame), attitude angles (in the wind frame), track angles (in the navigation frame), and position (in the earth-centered frame) . Unlike previous research on fixed-wing UAV flight controls or TV controls, our proposed four-cascaded NDI control law can not only coordinatesurface control and TV control as well as an optimization controller, but can also implement an absolute self-position control for the autopilot flight control. Finally, flight simulations in a high-fidelity aerodynamic environment are performed to demonstrate the effectiveness and superiority of our proposed control scheme.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipProject ACHEON with ref. 309041, supported by European Union through the 7th Framework Programen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0954410014544179en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectThrust-vectoringen_US
dc.subjectUnmanned aerial vehiclesen_US
dc.subjectNonlinear Dynamic Inversionen_US
dc.subjectIntegrated Propulsion-based Flight Controlen_US
dc.titleIntegrated flight/thrust vectoring control for jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicles with ACHEON propulsion.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lincolnen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Hullen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.source.journaltitleProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
dc.source.volume229
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage1057
dc.source.endpage1075
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-06-24
refterms.dateFOA2019-01-30T15:01:44Z


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