Robust Nonlinear Controller Design for Uncertain Hypersonic Vehicles

The problem of robust velocity and height control is dealt with for hypersonic vehicles subject to high nonlinearity and uncertainties. Robust linear controller design for nonlinear systems suffers from the problem of conservation because the nonlinear dynamics are considered as uncertainties. In this paper, a feedback linearization controller is firstly applied to achieve dynamic decoupling of the velocity and height channels. Robust controllers are then designed for each channel to achieve the desired tracking and restrain the effects of parametric uncertainties, external disturbances, and nonlinear dynamics, which cannot be accurately counteracted by the feedback linearization technique. This method can guarantee the robust stability and robust tracking properties of the closed-loop control system. Moreover, the conservation of the robust controller design can be reduced because the nonlinear information of the dynamic system is used. Simulation results are given to show the advantages of the proposed robust nonlinear control method compared with its linear counterpart.


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  • Accession Number: 01709035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2019 3:19PM