Aircraft Control and Simulation: Dynamics, Controls Design, and Autonomous Systems

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 2, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 768 pages
Get a complete understanding of aircraft control and simulation

Aircraft Control and Simulation: Dynamics, Controls Design, and Autonomous Systems, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide to aircraft control and simulation. This updated text covers flight control systems, flight dynamics, aircraft modeling, and flight simulation from both classical design and modern perspectives, as well as two new chapters on the modeling, simulation, and adaptive control of unmanned aerial vehicles. With detailed examples, including relevant MATLAB calculations and FORTRAN codes, this approachable yet detailed reference also provides access to supplementary materials, including chapter problems and an instructor's solution manual.

Aircraft control, as a subject area, combines an understanding of aerodynamics with knowledge of the physical systems of an aircraft. The ability to analyze the performance of an aircraft both in the real world and in computer-simulated flight is essential to maintaining proper control and function of the aircraft. Keeping up with the skills necessary to perform this analysis is critical for you to thrive in the aircraft control field.

  • Explore a steadily progressing list of topics, including equations of motion and aerodynamics, classical controls, and more advanced control methods
  • Consider detailed control design examples using computer numerical tools and simulation examples
  • Understand control design methods as they are applied to aircraft nonlinear math models
  • Access updated content about unmanned aircraft (UAVs)

Aircraft Control and Simulation: Dynamics, Controls Design, and Autonomous Systems, Third Edition is an essential reference for engineers and designers involved in the development of aircraft and aerospace systems and computer-based flight simulations, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying mechanical and aerospace engineering.



Modeling the Aircraft
Modeling Design and Simulation Tools
Aircraft Dynamics and Classical Control Design
Modern Design Techniques
Robustness and Multivariable FrequencyDomain
Digital Control
Adaptive Control With Application to Miniature Aerial
Appendix A F16 Model
Appendix B Software

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About the author (2015)

BRIAN L. STEVENS is a retired Senior Research Engineer from the Georgia Institute of Technology Research Institute, where he continues to teach classes in Guidance, Navigation, and Control.

FRANK L. LEWIS is a Distinguished Scholar Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Moncrief-O'Donnell Chair at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute.

ERIC N. JOHNSON is the Lockheed Martin Associate Professor of Avionics Integration, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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