Impact of control specifications on vehicle design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles

Srikanth Sridharan, Armando Rodriguez

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the impact of vehicle design choices on the limits of performance for a class of scramjet-powered hypersonic aircrafts in the presence of saturation nonlinearities. A simple 3-DoF model is used to illustrate the main ideas. Tail controlled hypersonic vehicles are characterized by a non-minimum phase zero, and an unstable mode. These dynamics (along with actuator saturations) limit achievable performance. We consider both plant-centric (i.e. without controller design) and closed loop (with controller design) performance limitations. The impact of various vehicle design parameters (elevator location and size, engine size, nose angles) on achievable performance is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference
StatePublished - 2013
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2013Aug 22 2013

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period8/19/138/22/13

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Hypersonic vehicles
Specifications
Elevators
Actuators
Engines
Controllers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sridharan, S., & Rodriguez, A. (2013). Impact of control specifications on vehicle design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference

Impact of control specifications on vehicle design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles. / Sridharan, Srikanth; Rodriguez, Armando.

AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sridharan, S & Rodriguez, A 2013, Impact of control specifications on vehicle design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles. in AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, Boston, MA, United States, 8/19/13.
Sridharan S, Rodriguez A. Impact of control specifications on vehicle design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference. 2013
Sridharan, Srikanth ; Rodriguez, Armando. / Impact of control specifications on vehicle design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference. 2013.
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