Study and implementation of a control system for autonomous guided parachutes
Tutor / director / evaluatorOrtega, Enrique
Document typeBachelor thesis
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1. Literature review2. Development of the control routines (PID algorithms) and integration into the simulator.3. Preliminary verification of the control system.4. Development and integration of the LL aerodynamic model.5. Final assessment of the methodology.
The main objective of this work is the implementation and testing of an automatic control strategy for guided ram-air parachute systems. The control routines will be developed on an existing 6 DoF flight simulator that has two different fidelity approaches for the aerodynamics: a typical derivatives-based model and an unsteady vortex-lattice method with empirical viscous corrections (Pérez et al. 2017). Additionally, with the aim of further reducing the simulation cost in large trajectory analyses, an aerodynamic model based on lifting line (LL) theory will be also developed and integrated with the simulation tool.
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