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Energetically Optimal Path Following for Electric Aircraft Taxi Systems Based on Convex Optimization

Re, Fabrizio and de Castro, Ricardo (2014) Energetically Optimal Path Following for Electric Aircraft Taxi Systems Based on Convex Optimization. In: 2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, IEVC. IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, 17-19 Dec 2014, Florence, Italy. (In Press)

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In an effort to reduce aircraft fuel consumption and emissions in airports, electric driving systems are being studied by several stakeholders. When assessing the overall benefit at mission level in the design of those systems, it is necessary to determine the optimal control strategy of the system on ground for a given architecture in order to compare the performances of different designs. This paper deals with optimal path-following of taxi trajectories with an aircraft equipped with a specific architecture of electric driving system. The problem is formulated in convex form to ensure that a global optimum is found. While different objectives may be pursued, the most important one for this application is the minimization of the fuel consumption of the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that supplies the electric driving system. Critical system constraints such as the thermal behavior of the electric motors are considered. Finally, results of several optimization setups with different objectives and constraints are presented and compared.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/91444/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Energetically Optimal Path Following for Electric Aircraft Taxi Systems Based on Convex Optimization
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Re, Fabriziofabrizio.re (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
de Castro, RicardoRicardo.DeCastro (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:31 October 2014
Journal or Publication Title:2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, IEVC
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:In Press
Keywords:Electric Taxi Systems, Path-Following Optimization, Control Allocation, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Convex Optimization
Event Title:IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference
Event Location:Florence, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17-19 Dec 2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Systems and Cabin (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Dynamics and Control > Aircraft System Dynamics
Deposited By: Re, Fabrizio
Deposited On:19 Nov 2014 10:07
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:48

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