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Méthodologie de synthèse de lois de commandes non-linéaires et
robustes : Application au suivi de trajectoire des avions de transport

Fabien Lavergne 1
1 LAAS-MAC - Équipe Méthodes et Algorithmes en Commande
LAAS - Laboratoire d'analyse et d'architecture des systèmes
Abstract : The work presented in this PhD thesis report is situated within the framework of the nonlinear and robust control of transport aircrafts. The purpose of this thesis is to couple the properties of nonlinear controllers (adaptation to the aircraft nonlinearities, explicit controllers synthesis, easy and decoupled setting once the synthesis is achieved, genericity of the obtained control laws) with essential robustness properties. Indeed, to guarantee the flight safety, both in manual handling and in automatic control, the control laws have to present strong robust stability and performances properties. After an introduction to the industrial and research context, a "techniques, methods and tools" part allows us to point out the thesis contributions in the nonlinear robust control and automatic modelling domains. The nonlinear robust control technique presented, called RMI control (for "Robust Multi-Inversion") is based on the now classical Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI) technique, notably studied at Airbus for some years (Fabrice VILLAUME, Jean DUPREZ), and is robustified by adding a complementary observation loop. We also present an automatic tool creating nonlinear, multivariable and embeddable models, as well as neural networks correlated methods. This tool is mandatory for the industrialization of our model-based flight control laws. Then the applicative part of the thesis underlines the specificities of the "aircraft" system and proposes flight control laws architectures, associated reference trajectories, and the advanced validation of the whole system by simulations performed on Airbus' certified simulator. Finally, after a conclusion on the main results and perspectives linked to the thesis, we propose annexes allowing to go further into the details of certain parts of our study.
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Fabien Lavergne. Méthodologie de synthèse de lois de commandes non-linéaires et
robustes : Application au suivi de trajectoire des avions de transport. Automatique / Robotique. Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, 2005. Français. ⟨tel-00011557⟩



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