Spatial Operator Algebra and Navigation Space Control Applied to a Small Aircraft

Alejandro J. Malo Tamayo and Cesar A. VillaseƱor Rios


Aircraft Nonlinear Model, Simulaton, Workspace Linear Control


This work presents the model and the simulation under control of a small aircraft (54 gr). All the code was written in Mathematica. The airplane was considered a rigid body and was modeled using Spacial Operator Algebra. Simulation is an attractive way of analyze complex problems like the behavior of aircraft. It seems simple, but there are many possible pitfalls that can make a simulation meaningless. As with any model it has to be simple enough, but not too simple. Aerodynamic forces and moments are the result of the pressure distribution over all the surface of the vehicle, and in our model they are simplified as local forces and moments.

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