Flight testing of control allocation for elevator actuator fault in small UAV

Zulhilmy Sahwee, Aina Suriani Mahmood, Nazaruddin Abd Rahman, Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari

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Abstract

Final validation of new control technique for any air vehicle must be conducted through flight testing. It is the most critical phase of the research work where it validates and provides real world feedback on the theoretical and simulation design. On the other hand, an unmanned aircraft as presented in this work is highly complex systems; a single component failure can lead to potentially dangerous consequences. The objective of this paper is to present the flight test result on the investigation on using alternate control surface for a control allocation of pitch control transition from elevator to stabilator of a small UAV. There were fourty flight tests have been performed and from the analysis, the proposed method is feasible to be used without affecting flight endurance and characteristics during flight control transition. The alternate control surface accommodation technique proves to promise higher reliability in case of faulty on-board actuator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages232-237
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509006502
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2017
Event5th International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016 - Ansan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 27 Oct 201629 Oct 2016

Publication series

Name2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016

Other

Other5th International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityAnsan
Period27/10/1629/10/16

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Elevators
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Actuator
Fault
Actuators
Testing
Control surfaces
Alternate
Flight dynamics
Flight Control
Large scale systems
Durability
Aircraft
Complex Systems
Feedback
Air
Simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Sahwee, Z., Mahmood, A. S., Abd Rahman, N., & Mohamed Sahari, K. S. (2017). Flight testing of control allocation for elevator actuator fault in small UAV. In 2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016 (pp. 232-237). [7822466] (2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAIS.2016.7822466
Sahwee, Zulhilmy ; Mahmood, Aina Suriani ; Abd Rahman, Nazaruddin ; Mohamed Sahari, Khairul Salleh. / Flight testing of control allocation for elevator actuator fault in small UAV. 2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 232-237 (2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016).
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Sahwee, Z, Mahmood, AS, Abd Rahman, N & Mohamed Sahari, KS 2017, Flight testing of control allocation for elevator actuator fault in small UAV. in 2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016., 7822466, 2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 232-237, 5th International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016, Ansan, Korea, Republic of, 27/10/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAIS.2016.7822466

Flight testing of control allocation for elevator actuator fault in small UAV. / Sahwee, Zulhilmy; Mahmood, Aina Suriani; Abd Rahman, Nazaruddin; Mohamed Sahari, Khairul Salleh.

2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 232-237 7822466 (2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016).

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Sahwee Z, Mahmood AS, Abd Rahman N, Mohamed Sahari KS. Flight testing of control allocation for elevator actuator fault in small UAV. In 2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 232-237. 7822466. (2016 International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences, ICCAIS 2016). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAIS.2016.7822466