International Journal of Aerospace Engineering (2020-01-01)

Helicopter Autorotation Trajectory Planning Method Using Functional Tensor-Train-Based Dynamic Programming Algorithms

  • Yunjie Wang,
  • Chen Jiang,
  • Shuai Deng,
  • Haowen Wang

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Vol. 2020


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Helicopter autorotation trajectory planning problems have been dealt within computationally expensive optimal control algorithms. This paper presents an efficient helicopter autorotation trajectory planning method, using functional tensor-train- (FT-) based dynamic programming (DP) algorithms. The autorotation trajectory planning method is shown real-time feasible, which involves general helicopter autorotation dynamics at the same time. To validate the dynamic feasibility of the trajectories, a trajectory-tracking controller using active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) is designed to ensure a helicopter model tracks the trajectories. Finally, a helicopter autorotation simulation with a six-degree-of-freedom high-fidelity multibody-based helicopter model is demonstrated for validation.