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Simulations and flight tests of a new nonlinear controller for the EAGLE lander

Sagliano, Marco and Dumke, Michael and Theil, Stephan (2019) Simulations and flight tests of a new nonlinear controller for the EAGLE lander. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 56 (1), pp. 259-273. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). DOI: 10.2514/1.A34161 ISSN 0022-4650

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Official URL: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/1.A34161

Abstract

This paper describes the complete control strategy developed for EAGLE, a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing vehicle conceived and realized by DLR, German Aerospace Center for the testing and the validation of guidance, navigation, and control technologies. A nonlinear controller, divided in thrust-vector control and position control, based on sliding-mode theory, has been developed. Simulations and real flight tests, realized in a DLR ad hoc facility, are described. Results show that the proposed control strategy is able to successfully control EAGLE in a highly constrained scenario as well as in the presence of multiple uncertainties and disturbances.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127452/
Document Type:Article
Title:Simulations and flight tests of a new nonlinear controller for the EAGLE lander
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sagliano, MarcoMarco.Sagliano (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1026-0693
Dumke, MichaelMichael.Dumke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5587-7884
Theil, StephanStephan.Theil (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5346-8091
Date:1 January 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:56
DOI :10.2514/1.A34161
Page Range:pp. 259-273
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
ISSN:0022-4650
Status:Published
Keywords:EAGLE landing control VTVL
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Landetechnologien
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Sagliano, Marco
Deposited On:15 May 2019 09:19
Last Modified:15 May 2019 09:19

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