Hierarchical control of future generation rotorcraft

Devendra K. Tolani, Joseph Francis Horn, Asok Ray, Jialing Chen

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A two-tier architecture of hierarchical control is proposed for future generation rotorcraft that demand enhanced performance and reliability. The continuously-varying controller at the lower tier is designed using probabilistic robust control approaches. The discrete-event supervisory controller at the upper tier is built upon the concepts of time-frequency analysis, symbolic dynamics, and automata theory. Results of simulation experiments based on the GENHEL model of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1707-1712
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2004Jul 2 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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