Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Auto-tuning for high performance autopilot design

Counsell, J.M. and Zaher, O.S. and Brindley, Joseph (2010) Auto-tuning for high performance autopilot design. In: AIAA guidance, navigation, & control conference et al (2010) online proceedings. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA..

[img] PDF (strathprints016445.pdf)
strathprints016445.pdf
License: Unspecified

Download (621kB)

Abstract

A novel auto-tuning method for the RIDE controller algorithm is presented. The RIDE controller is applied to a high performance aircraft model. The tuner utilises a constrained genetic algorithm to automate the tuning process. The results of the tuner are compared with that of another tuning method which utilises unconstrained optimisation so as to highlight the efficacy of constrained optimisation for this application. It is shown from the results that the constrained genetic algorithm optimisation scheme offers a highly effective tuning solution which can be used to attain safe and high performance control with the RIDE control algorithm.