A novel adaptive dynamic surface control scheme of hypersonic flight vehicles with thrust and actuator constraints
In this paper, the nonlinear adaptive velocity and altitude tracking controller is developed for the longitudinal dynamics of generic air-breathing hypersonic flight vehicles. The proposed control scheme is designed using dynamic surface control method. The velocity and altitude subsystems are transformed into the linearly parameterized form for the convenience of adaptive law design. Both of the thrust and actuator constraints are explicitly considered. For thrust constraint, two cases are analyzed when the fuel-to-air ratio reaches its max and min values. A novel adaptive law is proposed to avoid over or less estimation in thrust saturation occasion. For actuator constraint, a magnitude and rate limiting filter is incorporated. The filter guarantees that the control signal is applicable for the actuator. It is shown that with the application of the proposed control scheme, all signals of the closed-loop system are uniformly ultimately bounded and the velocity and altitude tracking errors converge to a residual set which is arbitrarily small. Simulation results are demonstrated to show the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed control scheme.
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Hypersonic flight vehicle,input constraint,adaptive control,dynamic surface control,nonlinear systems