Dynamic programming for trajectory optimization of engine-out transportation aircraft

Hongying Wu, Nayibe Chio Cho, Hakim Bouadi, Lunlong Zhong, Felix Mora-Camino

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Abstract

The purpose of this communication is to contribute to the development of a new trajectory management capability for an engine-out transportation aircraft. Engine-out is a dramatic situation for flight safety and this study focuses on the design of a management system for emergency trajectories at this special situation. First the gliding characteristics and flying qualities of a transport aircraft with total engine failure are analyzed while gliding range estimation is considered. Then a new representation of the flight dynamics of an engine-out aircraft is proposed where the space variable is chosen as independent parameter instead of the time variable. This allows to propose a new formulation of the corresponding trajectory optimization problem and to develop a reverse dynamic programming solution technique. Simulation results are displayed and new development perspectives are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2012
Pages98-103
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2012 - Taiyuan, China
Duration: 23 May 201225 May 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2012

Conference

Conference2012 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityTaiyuan
Period23/05/1225/05/12

Keywords

  • Flight Safety
  • Quasi Steady Glide
  • Reverse Dynamic Programming
  • Trajectory Optimization

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