Thesis Type: Post Graduate
Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Turkey
Approval Date: 2015
Student: SARPER KUMBASAR
Consultant: OZAN TEKİNALPAbstract:
In this thesis work, two nonlinear guidance methods are proposed to control the autonomous formation flight: State Dependent Riccati Equation method and Lyapunov function method. Leader-Follower formation scheme is chosen and a pair of fighter aircrafts are used in simulations. One of them is chosen as the leader and it carries out the commanded maneuvers. Other aircraft is the follower and it follows the leader keeping the prescribed formation structure. Both aircraft models are nonlinear. In the inner loop, a nonlinear control algorithm, State Dependent Riccati Equation method is used to control the flight.