Robust Adaptive Control: Legacies and Horizons
Recent results in robust adaptive flight control systems
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
Special Issue: Robust Adaptive Control: Legacies and Horizons
Volume 27, Issue 1-2, pages 4–21, January-February 2013
How to Cite
Annaswamy, A.M., Lavretsky, E., Dydek, Z.T., Gibson, T.E. and Matsutani, M. (2013), Recent results in robust adaptive flight control systems. Int. J. Adapt. Control Signal Process., 27: 4–21. doi: 10.1002/acs.2341
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 23 AUG 2012
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Adaptive control has been increasingly used in flight control of late, with notable technology transitions to autonomous flight platforms such as Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), X–36 Tailless Fighter Agility Research Aircraft, NASA Generic Transport Model (GTM), and Boeing Phantom Ray. Given the need to make these flight systems autonomous, the spotlight, more than ever, is firmly on adaptive control and in particular, robust adaptive control systems. In this paper, we present a few recent results in robust Adaptive Flight Control Systems (AFCS) that showcase the advantages, properties, and performance of AFCS, whose foundations were laid more than 50 years ago. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.