Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Seminar
Dr Masayuki Sato, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Pugsley Lecture Theatre (PLT), Queen's Building
Title: JAXA Flight Experimental Aircraft MuPal-α : capabilities and flight control testing
Abstract: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has developed an experimental aircraft named, "Multi-Purpose Aviation Laboratory-α (MuPAL-α)". The MuPAL-α is based on the Dornier Do228-200 and serves as an experimental facility for advanced guidance and control techniques and various research on human factors. Among its experimental equipment it has a Fly-By-Wire (FBW) system and a Direct Lift Control (DLC) system to realize variable stability and response capabilities helping to emulate different types of aircraft. A brief talk on MuPAL-α will be first given followed by experimental flight results pertaining classical and advanced model-matching control methodologies. Among the tested controllers this talk will focus on:  Linear Time Invariant (LTI) controllers with optimal performance with respect to the model-following under uncertainties, modeling errors and disturbances;  LTI feedback and feedforward, and a  Linear Parameter-Varying (LPV) controller scheduled on airspeed. A comparison of the methods is given based on the simulation and flight test results.
*Refreshments will be available in the PLT Foyer once the seminar has concluded*
This seminar is free and all UoB staff and students are welcome to attend, no booking required. For further information contact Miss Emma Smith - email@example.com