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A Study on Longitudinal Phugoid Mode Affected by Application of Nonlinear Control Laws
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A Study on Longitudinal Phugoid Mode Affected by Application of Nonlinear Control Laws
Kim, Chong-Sup; Hur, Gi-Bong; Kim, Seung-Jun;
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Relaxed Static Stability (RSS) concept has been applied to improve aerodynamic performance of modern version supersonic jet fighter aircraft. The T-50 advanced supersonic trainer employs the RSS concept in order to improve the aerodynamic performance. And the flight control system stabilizes the unstable aircraft and provides adequate handling qualities. The T-50 longitudinal control laws employ a proportional-plus-integral type controller based on a dynamic inversion method. The longitudinal dynamic modes consist of short period with high frequency and phugoid mode with low frequency. The design goal of longitudinal control law is optimization of short period damping ratio and frequency using Lower Order Equivalent System (LOES) complying the requirement of MIL-F-8785C. This paper addresses phugoid mode characteristics such as damping ratio and natural frequency that is affected by the nonlinear control laws such as angle of attack limiter, auto pitch attitude command system and autopilot of pitch attitude hold.
Relaxed static stability;Digital fly-by-wire flight control system;Phugoid mode;Angle-of-attack limiter;Auto pitch attitude control law;Pitch attitude autopilot mode;
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