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Pilot-in-the-loop simulation of flexible aircraft in MATLAB/simulink: Implementation and coding peculiarities

Dussart, Gaetan; Lopez, Guillermo; Lone, Mudassir; Lopez Matos, Guillermo E.; Dussart, Gaétan X.; Lone, Mohammad M.; Portapas, Vilius; Coetzee, Etienne

Authors

Gaetan Dussart

Guillermo Lopez

Mudassir Lone

Guillermo E. Lopez Matos

Gaétan X. Dussart

Mohammad M. Lone

Etienne Coetzee



Abstract

© 2018, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All rights reserved. Integration of flight dynamic models, developed in the MATLAB®/Simulink® environment, with an engineering flight simulation platform allows rapid pilot-in-the-loop evaluation of new aircraft concepts at early stages of design. This paper aims to provide an overview of the integration activities needed to develop an engineering flight simulator capable of providing means to assess future concept aircraft, such as high aspect ratio wing configurations, where aeroelastic effects have a significant impact on rigid body flight dynamics. Details of the approach used to integrate an aeroelastic simulation framework with an engineering flight simulator are presented. The challenges of obtaining a real-time simulation capability and coding peculiarities of this approach are discussed. The paper expands on the discussion of integration and coding, and provides an example that demonstrates capabilities of such a framework for handling qualities assessment of a high aspect ratio wing aircraft.

Citation

Lone, M., Dussart, G., Lopez, G., Lopez Matos, G. E., Portapas, V., Dussart, G. X., …Coetzee, E. (2018). Pilot-in-the-loop simulation of flexible aircraft in MATLAB/simulink: Implementation and coding peculiarities. In 2018 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0426

Conference Name AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 2018
Acceptance Date Jan 8, 2018
Publication Date Jan 1, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title 2018 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
DOI https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0426
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/872343
Publisher URL https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2018-0426
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2018 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference