Symbolic control approach to aircraft taking off in wind shear

Qinan Luo (Science and Technology on Aircraft Control Laboratory, School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, P.R. China)
Haibin Duan (Science and Technology on Aircraft Control Laboratory, School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, P.R. China)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose an approach for aircraft taking off control in wind shear, which is a challenging issue for an aircraft.

Design/methodology/approach

Aircraft control in wind shear needs an anti-jamming controller. Symbolic control is an effective and adaptive method for complex dynamic system. In this paper, wind shear flight control laws are developed for the dynamics of a B-747 aircraft by using symbolic control. The problem of efficiently steering dynamical systems with disturbance by using symbolic control is considered, and theoretical analysis on the proposed approach is also conducted. The implementation of an altitude scheduling strategy with symbolic controller makes it possible for aircraft to escape serious wind shear.

Findings

This work improved symbolic control algorithm so that it can be applied to aircraft control problem. A series of comparative experimental results with proportional-integral-derivative controller demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Practical implications

The symbolic control method developed in this paper can be easily applied to another aircraft control problems.

Originality/value

An improved symbolic control method is proposed for solving aircraft taking off problem in wind shear.

Keywords

Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Project) under grant #2013CB035503 and #2014CB046401; Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under grant # 61333004, #61273054 and #60975072; National Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Program of China under grant # 2012GB102006; Top-Notch Young Talents Program of China; and Aeronautical Foundation of China under grant #20135851042.

Citation

Luo, Q. and Duan, H. (2015), "Symbolic control approach to aircraft taking off in wind shear", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 87 No. 1, pp. 45-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-02-2013-0040

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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