Integrated design and control of hypersonic vehicles

Srikanth Sridharan, Justin A. Echols, Armando Rodriguez, Kaustav Mondal

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In this paper we consider the design and control of an airbreathing hypersonic vehicle. Such vehicles are characterized by non-minimum phase characteristics, instability, actuator saturation constraints, and lightly damped flexible modes.While traditional vehicle design has followed an iterative sequential procedure (with the controller design following an aero-centric vehicle design phase), an integrated vehicle-control design process (based on bilinear matrix inequalities) is considered in this paper. We consider several example problems to illustrate the advantages of such an approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479932726
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2014Jun 6 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR


  • Aerospace
  • Optimization
  • Robust control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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