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Automatic Flight Control Systems

Latest Developments

Edited by Thomas Lombaerts

German Aerospace Center, Germany

The history of flight control is inseparably linked to the history of aviation itself. Since the early days, the concept of automatic flight control systems has evolved from mechanical control systems to highly advanced automatic fly-by-wire flight control systems which can be found nowadays in military jets and civil airliners. Even today, many research efforts are made for the further development of these flight control systems in various aspects. Recent new developments in this field focus on a wealth of different aspects. This book focuses on a selection of key research areas, such as inertial navigation, control of unmanned aircraft and helicopters, trajectory control of an unmanned space re-entry vehicle, aeroservoelastic control, adaptive flight control, and fault tolerant flight control. This book consists of two major sections. The first section focuses on a literature review and some recent theoretical developments in flight control systems. The second section discusses some concepts of adaptive and fault-tolerant flight control systems. Each technique discussed in this book is illustrated by a relevant example.

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Automatic Flight Control SystemsLatest DevelopmentsEdited by Thomas Lombaerts

Published: January 18th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1125

ISBN: 978-953-307-816-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6090-8

Copyright year: 2012

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29512 Total Chapter Downloads

32 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. Fundamentals of GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation

By Ahmed Mohamed and Apostolos Mamatas


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2. Quantitative Feedback Theory and Its Application in UAV’s Flight Control

By Xiaojun Xing and Dongli Yuan


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3. Gain Tuning of Flight Control Laws for Satisfying Trajectory Tracking Requirements

By Urbano Tancredi and Federico Corraro


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4. Adaptive Feedforward Control for Gust Loads Alleviation

By Jie Zeng, Raymond De Callafon and Martin J. Brenner


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5. Fault Tolerant Flight Control Techniques with Application to a Quadrotor UAV Testbed

By Youmin Zhang and Abbas Chamseddine


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6. Effects of Automatic Flight Control System on Chinook Underslung Load Failures

By Marilena D. Pavel


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7. Tool-Based Design and Evaluation of Resilient Flight Control Systems

By Hafid Smaili, Jan Breeman and Thomas Lombaerts


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