## Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

## Objectives

- Static and dynamic analysis of aircraft motion
- Learn how to identify the basic mode of the vehicle dynamics

- Learn how to identify the basic mode of the vehicle dynamics
- Sensors/actuators/dynamics/control simulation
- Analyze the entire control system

- Analyze the entire control system
- Classical and state space control approaches
- Multi-loop design techniques

- Multi-loop design techniques
- Example driven
- Hands-on project

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF LECTURES | TOPICS |
---|---|

2 | Static Analysis |

6 | Dynamic Analysis |

2 | Key Stability Derivatives |

2 | Modeling and System ID |

2 | Introduction to State Space Control Techniques |

3 | Longitudinal Autopilot |

3 | Lateral Autopilot |

## Grading

ACTIVITIES | PERCENTAGES |
---|---|

Homework | 40% |

Midterm | 30% |

Final Project | 30% |

## Homework

Problem sets out every other Tuesday (due 2 weeks later at 5 pm).

## Midterm

In class (1 sheet).

## Final Project

Equivalent to 2-3 homeworks. Short in-class presentation at the end. Possible topics:

- System ID UAV-TT or UAV-MC from flight data and compare with expectations
- Evaluate the stability derivatives of the UAV-MC (or your favorite airplane)
- Design a longitudinal/lateral/path following autopilot for the UAV-MC and demonstrate

its performance in AEROSIM^{TM} - Your suggestion

## Textbooks

*Recommended:* Etkin, Bernard, and Lloyd Duff Reid. *Dynamics of Flight: Stability and Control*. 3rd ed. New York: Wiley, 1995. ISBN: 0471034185.

*Recommended:* Nelson, Robert C. *Flight Stability and Automatic Control*. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: McGraw Hill, 1997. ISBN: 0070462739.

*Recommended:* Cook, M. V. *Flight Dynamics Principles*. London: Arnold, 1997. ISBN: 0340632003.

Perkins, C., and R. Hage. *Airplane Performance Stability and Control*. 1st ed. New York: Wiley, 1949. ISBN: 047168046X.

Stevens, B., and F. Lewis. *Aircraft Control and Simulation*. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 2003. ISBN: 0471371459.

Blakelock, John H. *Automatic Control of Aircraft and Missiles*. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1991. ISBN: 0471506516.

Collinson, R. P. G. *Introduction to Avionics Systems*. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2002. ISBN: 1402072783.

Franklin, Gene F., J. David Powell, and Abbas Emami-Naeini. *Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems*. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN: 0130323934.

McRuer, Duane, Irving Ashkenas, and Dunstan Graham. *Aircraft Dynamics and Automatic Control*. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973. ISBN: 0691080836.

Roskam, Jan. *Airplane Flight Dynamics and Automatic Flight Controls*. Lawrence, KS: Darcorporation, 2001. ISBN: 1884885179.

Bryson, Arthur E. *Control of Spacecraft and Aircraft*. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0691087822.

Abzug, M., and E. Larrabee. *Airplane Stability and Control*. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN: 0521809924.

McCormick, B. *Aerodynamics, Aeronautics, and Flight Mechanics*. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, 1994. ISBN: 0471575062.