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

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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Citation Formats
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.