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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. 259-272. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). DOI: 10.2514/1.A34161 ISSN 0022-4650

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Abstract

This paper describes the complete control strategy developed for EAGLE, a Vertical Takeoff, Vertical-Landing vehicle conceived and realized by the German Aerospace Center for the testing and the validation of GNC 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/129000/
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:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:56
DOI :10.2514/1.A34161
Page Range:pp. 259-272
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Series Name:AIAA
ISSN:0022-4650
Status:Published
Keywords:EAGLE, VTVL, Landing, Control
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:03 Sep 2019 10:53
Last Modified:03 Sep 2019 10:53

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