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Control Relevant Modeling and Design of Scramjet-Powered Hypersonic Vehicles

Abstract This report provides an overview of scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicle modeling and control challenges. Such vehicles are characterized by unstable non-minimum phase dynamics with significant coupling and low thrust margins. Recent trends in hypersonic vehicle research are summarized. To illustrate control relevant design issues and tradeoffs, a generic nonlinear 3DOF longitudinal dynamics model capturing aero-elastic-propulsive interactions for wedge-shaped vehicle is used. Limitations of the model are discussed and numerous modifications have been made to address control relevant needs. Two different baseline configurations are examined over a two-stage to orbit ascent trajectory. The report highlights how vehicle level-flight static (tr... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Dickeson, Jeffrey James (Author) / Rodriguez, Armando A (Advisor) / Tsakalis, Konstantinos (Committee member) / Si, Jennie (Committee member) / Wells, Valana (Committee member) / Kawski, Mattias (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Aerospace engineering / Control / Design / Hypersonic / Multidisciplinary / Scramjet
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 181 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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