Tool for analyzing, designing, and visualizing multivariable aircraft control systems

Armando Rodriguez, Tae young Kim, Chen I. Lim, Richard P. Metzger

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5 Scopus citations


This paper describes an Interactive Modeling, Simulation, Animation, and Real-Time Control (MoSART) Environment which may be used for analyzing, designing, visualizing, and evaluating the performance of multivariable aircraft control systems. The described MoSART environment is based on Microsoft Windows NT/95/98, Visual C++, Microsoft Direct-3D, and MATLAB/SIMULINK. The environment accommodates data exchange with MATLAB. Simulation data generated from within SIMULINK may be used to drive the environment's plotting and animation engines. The program allows the user to select model parameters, control laws, control law gains, control law design parameters and methodologies, reference commands, disturbances, initial conditions, integration routines, integration routine parameters, and graphics to be displayed. The program also updates plots, visual indicators, and animations on the screen using the real-time data generated by the simulation module. The developed Interactive MoSART Aircraft System Environment is a valuable tool for enhancing the design process. Examples are presented to illustrate its utility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 American Control Conference (99ACC) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1999Jun 4 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 American Control Conference (99ACC)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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