Publication detail

Simulation and Prototyping of FCS for Sport Aircraft

RZUCIDLO, P. CHUDÝ, P. RYDLO, K.

Original Title

Simulation and Prototyping of FCS for Sport Aircraft

English Title

Simulation and Prototyping of FCS for Sport Aircraft

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

The workload experienced by the pilots while operating and navigating an airplane in areas with dense air traffic, magnified by the complexity of meteorological phenomena and physiological limitations of manned flight support the rationality of a pilot workload reducing system. As LSAs (Light Sport Aircraft) are mostly flown by a single pilot, their operational concept would benefit from an intelligent flight control system assisting in aircrafts safe operation. This opinion motivated the authors to an experimental implementation of assisting flight control strategies. Proposed flight control concept for LSA integrates mechanical and digital control systems in a synergic way, allowing flight safety and comfort improvements by maintaining or augmenting overall system reliability and improving user experience in manual flying. The concept of an assisting flight control system is an intermediate step between manual and fly-by-wire control, making it a viable option for installations on board of price sensitive light sport aircraft. Presented paper describes the simulation and prototyping of control algorithms for an assisting flight control and navigation system. The applied control strategy uses classical control theory along with implementation of flight envelope protection features. The proposed flight control system was subjected to real-time and pilot-in-the-loop experiments in a light aircraft simulation lab SimStar. 

English abstract

The workload experienced by the pilots while operating and navigating an airplane in areas with dense air traffic, magnified by the complexity of meteorological phenomena and physiological limitations of manned flight support the rationality of a pilot workload reducing system. As LSAs (Light Sport Aircraft) are mostly flown by a single pilot, their operational concept would benefit from an intelligent flight control system assisting in aircrafts safe operation. This opinion motivated the authors to an experimental implementation of assisting flight control strategies. Proposed flight control concept for LSA integrates mechanical and digital control systems in a synergic way, allowing flight safety and comfort improvements by maintaining or augmenting overall system reliability and improving user experience in manual flying. The concept of an assisting flight control system is an intermediate step between manual and fly-by-wire control, making it a viable option for installations on board of price sensitive light sport aircraft. Presented paper describes the simulation and prototyping of control algorithms for an assisting flight control and navigation system. The applied control strategy uses classical control theory along with implementation of flight envelope protection features. The proposed flight control system was subjected to real-time and pilot-in-the-loop experiments in a light aircraft simulation lab SimStar. 

Keywords

Light Sport Aircraft, Assisting Flight Control System, Simulations, Prototyping, Hardware-in-the-Loop 

RIV year

2013

Released

05.09.2013

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Location

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

ISBN

0002-2667

Periodical

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal

Year of study

2013

Number

85

State

GB

Pages from

400

Pages to

415

Pages count

15

URL

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT103561,
  author="Pawel {Rzucidlo} and Peter {Chudý} and Karol {Rydlo}",
  title="Simulation and Prototyping of FCS for Sport Aircraft",
  annote="The workload experienced by the pilots while operating and navigating an airplane
in areas with dense air traffic, magnified by the complexity of meteorological
phenomena and physiological limitations of manned flight support the rationality
of a pilot workload reducing system. As LSAs (Light Sport Aircraft) are mostly
flown by a single pilot, their operational concept would benefit from an
intelligent flight control system assisting in aircrafts safe operation. This
opinion motivated the authors to an experimental implementation of assisting
flight control strategies. Proposed flight control concept for LSA integrates
mechanical and digital control systems in a synergic way, allowing flight safety
and comfort improvements by maintaining or augmenting overall system reliability
and improving user experience in manual flying. The concept of an assisting
flight control system is an intermediate step between manual and fly-by-wire
control, making it a viable option for installations on board of price sensitive
light sport aircraft. Presented paper describes the simulation and prototyping of
control algorithms for an assisting flight control and navigation system. The
applied control strategy uses classical control theory along with implementation
of flight envelope protection features. The proposed flight control system was
subjected to real-time and pilot-in-the-loop experiments in a light aircraft
simulation lab SimStar. ",
  address="Emerald Group Publishing Limited",
  booktitle="Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology",
  chapter="103561",
  doi="10.1108/AEAT-10-2012-0186",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Emerald Group Publishing Limited",
  number="85",
  volume="2013",
  year="2013",
  month="september",
  pages="400--415",
  publisher="Emerald Group Publishing Limited",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}