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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