Command Limiting for Aerial Vehicles with Rate Control Augmentation Systems

Donglei Sun, Hamidreza Jafarnejadsani, Naira Hovakimyan

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    This article presents a command limiting method for attitude protection on aerial vehicles equipped with rate control augmentation systems.The method is developed based on exponential potential functions. To avoid excessive corrections, a switched command limiting control law is proposed. Stability analysis is provided for the closed-loop system. Phase portrait analysis on a linear plant with the proposed method is conducted. Simulation examples of the bank angle protection on a nonlinear transport aircraft model are presented to verify the design.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number9319869
    Pages (from-to)1702-1712
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


    • Command limiting
    • flight control
    • flight envelope protection (FEP)
    • potential function

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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