This repo contains the model files to trim, linearize and develop a pitch rate controller for an deHaviland Beaver aircraft
Updated 18 May 2023

Airframe Model for Linearization and Control Design

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Use this model of the de Havilland Beaver Airframe to follow along with "Trim, Linearization, and Control Design for an Aircraft" and learn about this linearization and control design workflow. The airframe takes in elevator, aileron, rudder, and throttle as inputs and outputs angles, angular rates, and position in the body coordinate frame. You will learn to linearize and design a controller for the airframe model in Simulink. The Model Linearizer makes it easy to trim and linearize around operating points. Once the aircraft has been linearized, the Control System Designer makes it convenient to design a Controller for a Single Input Single Output system using both graphical and automated tuning methods. The controller can then be exported back to Simulink, allowing for confirmation of design through simulation.


To Run:

  1. open "dehavillandControl.slx"
  2. select "run" from the toolstrip

Additional information about set up

MathWorks Products (https://www.mathworks.com)

Requires MATLAB release R2022b or newer

Getting Started

Information about Getting Started https://www.mathworks.com/help/slcontrol/steady-state-operating-points.html https://www.mathworks.com/help/slcontrol/linearization.html https://www.mathworks.com/help/slcontrol/graphical-and-automated-control-design.html


The license for Airframe Model for Linearization and Control Design is available in the LICENSE.TXT file in this GitHub repository.

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Siddharth Jawahar (2024). Pitch-rate-controller-for-aircraft (https://github.com/mathworks/Pitch-rate-controller-for-aircraft/releases/tag/v1.0.0), GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2023a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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