Stochastic performance robustness of aircraft control systems

Laura Ryan Ray, Robert F. Stengel

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Stochastic robustness, a simple technique used to estimate the robustness of linear, time-invariant systems, is applied to a twin-jet transport aircraft control system. Concepts behind stochastic stabiliry robustness are extended to stochastic performance robustness. Stochastic performance robustness measures based on classical design specifications and measures specific to aircraft handling qualities are introduced. Confidence intervals for both individual stochastic robustness measures and for comparing two measures are presented. The application of stochastic performance robustness, the use of confidence intervals, and tradeoffs between performance objectives are demonstrated by means of the twin-jet aircraft example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1990
EventGuidance, Navigation and Control Conference, 1990 - Portland, United States
Duration: Aug 20 1990Aug 22 1990


OtherGuidance, Navigation and Control Conference, 1990
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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