Robust flight control law design for an automatic landing flight experiment

Masahiro Ohno, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Takashi Hata, Morio Takahama, Yoshikazu Miyazawa, Tatsushi Izumi

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The Automatic Landing FLight EXperiment, ALFLEX, was conducted by the National Aerospace Laboratory and National Space Development Agency of Japan, in order to develop their automatic landing technology for future unmanned reentry space vehicle. All the flight experiments were successfully completed. Because the ALFLEX vehicle is an unmanned and autonomous vehicle which has tip-fin wings, the flight control law has to achieve high-response-performance and robustness simultaneously. In this paper, the design method used to achieve these objectives is presented, as well as the results of flight experiments related to performance and robustness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1151
Number of pages9
JournalControl Engineering Practice
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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