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Design examples using µ-synthesis: Space shuttle lateral axis FCS during reentry

Doyle, John and Lenz, Kathryn and Packard, Andy (1986) Design examples using µ-synthesis: Space shuttle lateral axis FCS during reentry. In: 25th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2218-2223.

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This paper studies the application of Structured Singular Values (SSV or µ) for analysis and synthesis of the Space Shuttle lateral axis flight control system (FCS) during reentry. While this is a fairly standard FCS problem in most respects, the aircraft model is highly uncertain due to the poorly known aerodynamic characteristics (e.g. aero coefficients). Comparisons are made of the conventional FCS with alternatives based on H∞ optimal control and µ-synthesis. The problem as formulated is particularly interesting and challenging because the uncertainty is large and highly structured.

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Additional Information:© 1986 IEEE. This work has been supported by Honeywell IRAD Funding, ONR Research Grant N00014-82-C-0157, and AFOSR Research Grant F49620-86-C-0001. The authors would like to thank the many people who contributed time and ideas to this paper, particularly B. Morton, R. McAfoos, D. EMS, G. Stein, and C.R. Stone, all of Honeywell SRC.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)F49620-86-C-0001
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Official Citation:J. Doyle, K. Lenz and A. Packard, "Design examples using µ-synthesis: Space shuttle lateral axis FCS during reentry," 1986 25th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Athens, Greece, 1986, pp. 2218-2223. doi: 10.1109/CDC.1986.267482
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