Students: Carl Folkesson, Henric Jorholm-Andersson, MPSYS
Industrial supervisor: Andre Gama de Almedia, Heart Aerospace
Supervisor/Examiner: Balazs Kulcsar
In this project, different controller strategies and methods have been designed and evaluated for a yaw damper to Heart Aerospace's ES-19 aircraft. The controller designs tested have ranged from classical proportional and integral controller to the more modern methods of model-based optimal control. Gain-scheduled and linear parameter varying control have been explored to improve robustness throughout the ES-19's flight envelope. Result analysis shows promising results and suggests that while all controllers can dampen the dutch roll, modern control methods are able to perform more robustly and with less pilot effort. Basic flight testing has been carried out with the different control methods in an engineering flight simulator to evaluate the aircraft's handling qualities with the Cooper-Harper rating scale.
Welcome to the presentation!
Carl Folkesson and Henric Jorholm-Andersson
E2 Room 5430 Femman, Chalmers