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Object-Oriented Aircraft Modeling with the DLR FlightDynamics Library

Klöckner, Andreas and Looye, Gertjan and Müller, Reiko and Kuchar, Richard and Re, Fabrizio and Leitner, Martin (2014) Object-Oriented Aircraft Modeling with the DLR FlightDynamics Library. 9th AIRTEC 2014 International Congress, 28 – 30 Oct. 2014, Frankfurt, Germany.

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The DLR FlightDynamics library, which has been used internally at the DLR Institute of System Dynamics and Control for more than ten years, has recently been released as a commercial library. This paper is a summary of the successful application of this library for aircraft simulation, optimization and control design with an emphasis on UAV applications. The FlightDynamics library is implemented for the object-oriented, multi-physics simulation standard Modelica. By exploiting the library’s full compatibility with the open-source Modelica Standard Library, integrated simulation models of flight dynamics, systems, and a detailed environment model can be achieved. The capabilities of the modelling language allows parametric configuration of different levels of complexity such as three- or six-degrees-of-freedom equations of motion, different coordinate systems, as well as drag-and-drop replaceability of components on all system levels. The models can be simulated in a Modelica tool without intricate trimming procedures. During the past ten years, the library has been in use for numerous aircraft projects including multi-disciplinary aircraft design efforts such as VAMP, or in the preliminary design stage as in the SAGITTA UAV project. Recently, the interest in UAV applications of the library has grown considerably. Integrated simulation models of a high-altitude solar-powered platform have been used for design optimization, flight control law design, mission analysis, and autonomy development. The very same models have also been used in real-time and hardware-in-the-loop simulations for training of the safety pilots, instruction of the operating crew, and development of suitable human-machine-interfaces for special situations such as take-off and landing. The modularity and flexibility of the library has proven highly valuable for these applications.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/91597/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Object-Oriented Aircraft Modeling with the DLR FlightDynamics Library
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Klöckner, Andreasandreas.kloeckner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Looye, Gertjangertjan.looye (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Müller, ReikoReiko.Mueller (at) DLR.deUNSPECIFIED
Kuchar, Richardrichard.kuchar (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Re, Fabriziofabrizio.re (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Leitner, Martinmartin.leitner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:28 October 2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:flight dynamics, library, modelica, modeling
Event Title:9th AIRTEC 2014 International Congress
Event Location:Frankfurt, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28 – 30 Oct. 2014
Organizer:airtec GmbH & Co. KG
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: Klöckner, Andreas
Deposited On:18 Nov 2014 17:56
Last Modified:18 Nov 2014 17:56

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