Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Frank L. Severance
Dr. Bradley J. Bazuin
Dr. Liang Dong
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The main objective of this project is to design optimal controllers for Hover and Cruise Dynamic Systems of XV-15 Tilt Rotor Aircraft. The design criterion is to make system Robust in sense of both Stability and Performance. μ synthesis is applied to system uncertainty; this method is less conservative as compared to the worst-case H∞ synthesis. The power of P∆K architecture is to represent uncertainties and system interconnections in μ synthesis. For comparison, the classical control techniques, such as Root Locus Algorithm, PID controller design with ITAE Performance Index, and Pole Placement Approach are also investigated. For application of H∞ and μ synthesis, the modern control techniques, such as Linear Fractional Transformation, Mixed Sensitivity and Loop Shaping, are explored, too.
Zhai, "Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Flight Control Design with PID, H2, H∞ and μ Synthesis Approach" (2005). Master's Theses. 4879.