Flight Dynamics, Control & Simulation (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310). This special issue belongs to the section "Aeronautics".

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Dear Colleagues,

The research in the field of transport aviation is constantly facing new complex and ambitious challenges. More and more, new aircraft concepts, new types of propulsion, novel techniques for aircraft control, and overall disruptive innovations are being studied, investigated, and developed. The study of flight dynamics has always been of particular relevance when it comes to investigate the behaviour of innovative transport aircraft, to assess their stability and controllability characteristics, and to evaluate their performance. Depending on the level of fidelity used, flight simulation models, methods, and tools make it possible to characterize the aeromechanical behaviour of aircraft at any stage of design process, from the initial conceptual stages to the most advanced detailed analysis. Such models are relevant to the advancements of different fields of transport aeronautics, such as the enhancement of flight safety, the optimization of mission performance, the development of new concepts for aircraft operations (e.g., urban air mobility), and the establishment of virtual certification methods. This Special Issue aims to collect as broadly as possible the most up-to-date contributions regarding the application of flight dynamics models for the characterization of transport aircraft aeromechanic features. In particular, great emphasis is placed on the development and application of simulation models aimed at analysing the performance of aircraft with a high degree of innovation, whether in terms of architecture, systems, or propulsion. In addition, the development and validation of new methodologies for aeromechanical analysis and optimization, advanced simulation, novel flight control techniques, and flight dynamics analysis tools for multidisciplinary design workflows, also represent contributions of great relevance to increase the knowledge in the field.

Dr. Karim Abu Salem
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Keywords

  • flight dynamics
  • performance analysis
  • flight simulation
  • advanced controls
  • new aircraft concepts
  • innovation
  • multidisciplinary optimization
  • flight mechanics

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Robust Approximate Optimal Trajectory Tracking Control for Quadrotors
by Rong Li, Zhengliang Yang, Gaowei Yan, Long Jian, Guoqiang Li and Zhiqiang Li
Aerospace 2024, 11(2), 149; https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace11020149 - 13 Feb 2024
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This paper uses the adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) method to achieve optimal trajectory tracking control for quadrotors. Relying on an established mathematical model of a quadrotor, the approximate optimal trajectory tracking control, which consists of the steady-state control input and the approximate optimal [...] Read more.
This paper uses the adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) method to achieve optimal trajectory tracking control for quadrotors. Relying on an established mathematical model of a quadrotor, the approximate optimal trajectory tracking control, which consists of the steady-state control input and the approximate optimal feedback control input, is designed for a nominal system. Considering the compound disturbances in position and attitude dynamic models, disturbance observers are introduced. The estimated values are used to design robust compensation inputs to suppress the effect of the compound disturbances for good trajectory tracking performance. Theoretically, the Lyapunov theorem demonstrates the stability of a closed-loop system. The robustness and effectiveness of the proposed controller are confirmed by the simulation results. Full article
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