Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Sharon A. Heise, PhD
The primary objective of this thesis is to explore the fault tolerance capabilities of a state space formulation of MPC. Subsequent to a simulated control surface failure on the F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV), the MPC controller will attempt to maintain stability and nominal performance while tracking a setpoint. Secondary objectives include studying the effect of data sample rate and MPC horizon lengths on system performance. These objectives will be accomplished using Matlab to develop the MPC controller and Simulink to demonstrate its effectiveness through simulation.
DTIC Accession Number
Ebdon, Derek W., "Model Predictive Control of Aerospace Systems" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 5840.