Aircraft motion dynamics and lateral trajectory tracking algorithm design for the enhancement of flight safety

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2018
Günhan, Cahide Yeliz
This thesis aspires to cover the fundamentals of an aircraft control for Flight Management System (FMS). FMS, trajectory tracking and performance requirements of a flight are the focal points of the thesis. In view of this, the thesis consists of the outlined components to achieve its goal; (i) generating paths - which denotes the creation of reference paths for trajectory by complying with the avionic performance standardizations, (ii) controlling the aircraft – which propagates the control commands by using flight motion dynamics and simulate real aircraft’s motion for the FMS algorithm, (iii) lateral trajectory tracking – which aims to find and follow the different kind of paths in lateral axis such as straight line path, curved path and paths in a narrow area with a high performance, (iv) performance evaluation – focuses on the avionic standardizations that are from RNP-RNAV while controlling the aircraft, generating the path and tracking the trajectory to evaluate and increase the performance for flight safety.

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C. Y. Günhan, “Aircraft motion dynamics and lateral trajectory tracking algorithm design for the enhancement of flight safety,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.