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Active control using control allocation for UAVs with seamless morphing wing
Author(s): Zheng-jie Wang; Yin-di Sun; Da-qing Yang; Shi-jun Guo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a small seamless morphing wing aircraft of MTOW=51 kg is investigated. The leading edge (LE) and trailing edge (TE) control surfaces are positioned in the wing section in span wise. Based on the studying results of aeroelastic wing characteristics, the controller should be designed depending on the flight speed. Compared with a wing of rigid hinged aileron, the morphing wing produces the rolling moment by deflecting the flexible TE and LE surfaces. An iteration method of pseudo-inverse allocation and quadratic programming allocation within the constraints of actuators have be investigated to solve the nonlinear control allocation caused by the aerodynamics of the effectors. The simulation results will show that the control method based on control allocation can achieve the control target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8409, Third International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 84091X (13 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923311
Show Author Affiliations
Zheng-jie Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yin-di Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Da-qing Yang, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Shi-jun Guo, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8409:
Third International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Yoseph Bar-Cohen; In Lee; Jian Lu, Editor(s)

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