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Miletovic, I. (author), Pool, D.M. (author), Stroosma, O. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), van Paassen, M.M. (author)
The six degrees-of-freedom Stewart platform, or hexapod, is in widespread use in the flight simulation industry for the generation of motion cues that are representative of those experienced in actual flight. For closed-loop control of such motion platforms, but also to be able to objectively assess the quality of the generated simulator motion,...
conference paper 2015
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Chu, J. (author)
Fractionated spacecraft deploy satellites' functionalities, such as computation, communication, data storage, payload operations and even power generation, onboard several modules that share those functionalities through a wireless network. With the advent of such an innovative space architecture, non-traditional attributes such as flexibility,...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhou, Y. (author), Van Kampen, E.J. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author)
A self-learning adaptive flight control design for non-linear systems allows reliable and effective operation of flight vehicles in a dynamic environment. Approximate dynamic programming (ADP) provides a model-free and computationally effective process for designing adaptive linear optimal controllers. This paper presents an incremental ADP ...
conference paper 2015
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Tol, H.J. (author), De Visser, C.C. (author), Van Kampen, E.J. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author)
This paper presents a study on fault tolerant flight control of a high performance aircraft using multivariate splines. The controller is implemented by making use of spline model based adaptive nonlinear dynamic inversion (NDI). This method, indicated as SANDI, combines NDI control with nonlinear control allocation based on an onboard...
conference paper 2015
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Chu, J. (author), Guo, J. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This paper presents closed-form solutions for the problem of long-term satellite relative motion in the presence of J2 perturbations, and introduces a design methodology for long-term passive distance-bounded relative motion. There are two key ingredients of closed-form solutions.One is the model of relative motion; the other is the Hamiltonian...
journal article 2015
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Smeur, E.J.J. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Remes, B. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), Van der Horst, E (author)
The concept of an aircraft capable of both hover as well as fast forward flight (hybrid) has recently been implemented on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Hybrid UAVs combine hover capability with long range and endurance. As UAVs are often required to operate without human intervention, there is a call for autonomous guidance of hybrid UAVs....
conference paper 2014
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Tol, H.J. (author), De Visser, C.C. (author), Van Kampen, E. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author)
High performance flight control systems based on the nonlinear dynamic inversion (NDI) principle require highly accurate models of aircraft aerodynamics. In general, the accuracy of the internal model determines to what degree the system nonlinearities can be canceled; the more accurate the model, the better the cancellation, and with that, the...
journal article 2014
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Sun, L.G. (author), De Visser, C.C. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Falkena, W. (author)
Recently, an incremental type sensor based backstepping (SBB) control approach, based on singular perturbation theory and Tikhonov’s theorem, has been proposed. This Lyapunov function based method uses measurements of control variables and less model knowledge, and it is not susceptible to the model uncertainty caused by fault scenarios. In this...
journal article 2013
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De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Ho, H.W. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), Van Kampen, E. (author), Remes, B. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author)
Micro Air Vehicles need to have a robust landing capability, especially when they operate outside line-of-sight. Autonomous landing requires the identification of a relatively flat landing surface that does not have too large an inclination. In this article, a vision algorithm is introduced that fits a second-order approximation to the optic...
conference paper 2013
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Sun, L.G. (author), De Visser, C.C. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author)
Avoiding high computational loads is essential to online aerodynamic model identi- fication algorithms, which are at the heart of any model-based adaptive flight control system. Multivariate simplex B-spline (MVSB) methods are excellent function approximation tools for modeling the nonlinear aerodynamics of high performance aircraft. However,...
journal article 2013
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Sun, L.G. (author), De Visser, C.C. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author)
The optimality of the kernel number and kernel centers plays a significant role in determining the approximation power of nearly all kernel methods. However, the process of choosing optimal kernels is always formulated as a global optimization task, which is hard to accomplish. Recently, an algorithm, namely improved recursive reduced least...
journal article 2012
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De Weerdt, E. (author), Van Oort, E.R. (author), Van Kampen, E. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author)
Level set methods are used to determine the reachable set for a given time domain. In the aerospace industry level set methods are used to determine for example flight envelopes. A new level set method is presented which uses interval analysis to give guaranteed bounds on the solution. Unlike the current grid-based methods the new method does...
conference paper 2011
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Van Oort, E.R. (author), Sonneveldt, L. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author)
In this paper nonlinear adaptive flight control laws based on the backstepping approach are proposed which are applicable to over-actuated nonlinear systems. Instead of solving the control allocation exactly, update laws for the desired control effector signals are defined such that they converge to the optimal solution. Stability and...
conference paper 2011
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Van Eykeren, L. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author)
This paper presents a model-based fault detection algorithm for a specific fault scenario of the ADDSAFE project. The fault considered is the disconnection of a control surface from its hydraulic actuator. Detecting this type of fault as fast as possible helps to operate an aircraft more cost effective and can help to avoid an undetected...
conference paper 2011
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De Weerdt, E. (author), Van Kampen, E. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author)
Trajectory optimization has been a large field of research for many years. The drawback is that for non-convex, constrained problems practically all available solvers cannot guarantee that the globally optimal trajectory is found. Interval analysis based solvers however can provide this guarantee. Interval analysis has been applied to trajectory...
conference paper 2011
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Falkena, W. (author), Van Oort, E.R. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author)
This paper uses singular perturbation theory in order to design a backstepping control system. Earlier applications using singular perturbation theory for control of non-affine systems exist, but here the focus is shifted to uncertain systems. Dealing with uncertainties in this way could be a major benefit for certification of advanced control...
conference paper 2011
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De Visser, C.C. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author)
The ability to perform online model identification for nonlinear systems with unknown dynamics is essential to any adaptive model-based control system. In this paper, a new differential equality constrained recursive least squares estimator for multivariate simplex splines is presented that is able to perform online model identification and...
journal article 2011
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Sieberling, S. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author)
This paper presents a flight control strategy based on nonlinear dynamic inversion. The approach presented, called incremental nonlinear dynamic inversion, uses properties of general mechanical systems and nonlinear dynamic inversion by feeding back angular accelerations. Theoretically, feedback of angular accelerations eliminates sensitivity to...
journal article 2010
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Lombaerts, T.J.J. (author), Smaili, M.H. (author), Stroosma, O. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author), Joosten, D.A. (author)
A high fidelity aircraft simulation model, reconstructed using the Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) of the 1992 Amsterdam Bijlmermeer aircraft accident (Flight 1862), has been used to evaluate a new Fault-Tolerant Flight Control Algorithm in an online piloted evaluation. This paper focuses on the piloted simulator evaluation results....
conference paper 2010
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Van Kampen, E. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), Mulder, J.A. (author)
This paper applies interval optimization to the fixed-time multiple impulse rendezvous and docking problem. Current methods for solving this type of optimization problem include for example genetic algorithms and gradient based optimization. Unlike these methods, interval methods can guarantee that the globally best solution is found for a given...
conference paper 2010
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