Rotorcraft Waypoint Guidance Design Using SDRE Controller

  • Yang, Chang-Deok ;
  • Kim, Chang-Joo ;
  • Yang, Soo-Seok
  • Published : 2009.11.30


This paper deals with the State-Dependent Riccati Equation (SDRE) Technique for the design of rotorcraft waypoint guidance. To generate the flight trajectory through multiple waypoints, we use the trigonometric spline. The controller design and its validation is based upon a level 2 simulation rotorcraft model and the designed SDRE controller is applied to the trajectory tracking problems. To verify the designed guidance law, the simulation environment of high fidelity rotorcraft model is developed using three independent PCs. This paper focuses on the validation of rotorcraft waypoint guidance law which is designed by using SDRE Controller.


Rotorcraft Flight Control;SDRE;Trajectory Generation;Waypoint Guidance


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