Fault-tolerant Flight Control and Guidance Systems
March 25, 2011 Leave a comment
Guillaume Ducard, “Fault-tolerant Flight Control and Guidance Systems”
S..ger | 2009 | ISBN: 1848825609 | 266 pages | PDF | 5,5 MB
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) offer an incomparable means of gathering intelligence and carrying out missions without needing an onboard human pilot. The benefits are considerable in terms of cost, efficiency, and reduced pilot risk.
In order to complete a mission efficiently and with a high level of safety and security, the following key design points must be met:
• the flight control system must be robust against the aircraft’s model uncertainties and external disturbances;
• an efficient fault detection and isolation (FDI) system should be capable of monitoring the health of the aircraft; and
• the flight control and guidance system should be reconfigurable depending on actuator fault occurrence or aircraft damage, and should be able to avoid obstacles.