Performance based control-relevant design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles

Srikanth Sridharan, Armando Rodriguez

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Abstract

In this paper we consider limits of achievable performance for a class of scramjet-powered hypersonic aircraft. A simple 3-DOF model is used to illustrate the main ideas. The vehicle is characterized by unstable and non-minimum phase dynamics. The limitations introduced by the right-half plane zero and actuator saturation on achievable trajectories has been examined. In addition, we examine several vehicle configurations and consider fundamental limitations for the plant and closed loop performance. An optimization methodology that explicitly incorporates performance specifications into the design of vehicle is explored. The advantages of such an approach is illustrated with examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2012Aug 16 2012

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period8/13/128/16/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Sridharan, S., & Rodriguez, A. (2012). Performance based control-relevant design for scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012 (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012).