Adaptive integral-sliding-mode control strategy for maneuvering control of F16 aircraft subject to aerodynamic uncertainty

Salman Ijaz, Chen Fuyang, Mirza Tariq Hamayun, Haris Anwaar

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Abstract

Aircraft dynamics are highly nonlinear and the traditional linear flight controllers cannot fully utilize the real-time performance ability of aircraft. This paper investigates a nonlinear control approach for high maneuvering fighter aircraft that deployed baseline nonlinear-dynamics-inversion (NDI) control and high-level robust adaptive integral-sliding-mode (ISM) control. The design objective is to maintain the acceptable flight quality at a high angle-of-attack under the influence of unknown disturbance and aerodynamics uncertainties. The nonlinear dynamics of F16 aircraft are divided into two loops by utilizing time-scale separation principle and adaptive ISM/NDI controller is designed for each loop. The aerodynamics coefficients are estimated using the iterative reweighted least square (IRLS) algorithm based on the wind tunnel real-time flight data available at NASA Langlet and Ame Research center. The internal dynamics stability is proven to validate the complete system stability. Simulations are conducted on F16 aircraft and compared the results with the NDI controller and ISM/NDI controller (without adaptive strategy).

Original languageEnglish
Article number126053
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Volume402
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Adaptive control
  • Nonlinear dynamic inversion
  • Robustness
  • Sliding mode control
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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