volume 32, issue 5, P1679-1683 2009
DOI: 10.2514/1.43113
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Abstract: A novel approach to analyze the robustness of a Flight Control System (FCS) with respect to parametric uncertainties is presented, which specifically applies to gliding vehicles in the terminal phases of re-entry flight. Robustness analyses are particularly challenging for these systems. Their reference trajectories are appreciably time varying and encompass a broad variety of flight regimes. Furthermore, significant uncertainties on some critical design parameters affect the vehicle model, most notably those …

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