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    Course Overview

    Robust and Adaptive Control Theory


    This three part workshop presents theory and applications in robust and adaptive control. Part 1 covers in detail robustness theory and practical optimal control methods for baseline control design and lessons learned in applying these methods. Part 2 begins with an overview of adaptive methods and covers Lyapunov stability theory, model reference adaptive control, adaptive control using neural networks, and applications. Part 3 introduces recently developed L1 adaptive control theory, which enables theoretical predictions of closed-loop transient performance during adaption and stability robustness margins (time delay margins). Real aerospace examples using advanced unmanned systems and the X-45A J-UCAS aircraft are used throughout the course to illustrate key points of the various designs. This workshop focuses on the theory, methods, and lessons learned in applying robust and adaptive control architectures to fighter aircraft and advanced unmanned systems. Recent flight tests of AirSTAR from NASA LaRC will be illustrated as an application of L1 theory. Matlab files will be included implementing all the concepts.

    Key Topics:

    • Linear Robust and Optimal Control Theory Design and Analysis.
    • Lyapunov Stability Theory, Artificial Neural Networks
    • Model Reference Adaptive Control.
    • L1 Adaptive Control
    • Lessons Learned in Applying Robust and Adaptive Control To Aircraft, Missiles, Munitions, and Ejection Seats.

    Who Should Attend:

    This workshop teaches how to design and analyze robust and adaptive control systems. An undergraduate level background in control system design and analysis is required. This workshop presents theory and lessons learned from application of robust and adaptive control to fighter aircraft, unmanned aircraft, missiles, guided munitions, and ejection seats.

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course

    Course Information:

    Course Level: Advanced

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes