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CONTROL DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE SELF-SEPARATION OF IN-TRAIL AIRCRAFT

by ALONSO, ELENA

Abstract (Summary)
One of the responsibilities of air traffic controllers is to maintain aircraft separation in flight. However, with growing air traffic demands, current research is investigating the possibility of delegating some of that responsibility to the cockpit. One suggested implementation of this concept is the design of a control law that will assist pilots in a stream of in-trail aircraft to maintain separation. The goal of this thesis is to develop and apply control laws that can aid in the maintenance of separation of long strings of aircraft. Automatic Dependence Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is used to communicate state vectors. The dynamics and controls of the aircraft are numerically simulated with the design of a MATLAB program. The results for the tests run show promising results. Further tests can be run to potentially optimize the control schemes chosen as well as analyze different flight trajectories.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:in trail aircraft self separation dynamics and controls

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Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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