Aerospace launch vehicle control: A gain scheduling approach

Benoît Clement, Gilles Duc, Sophie Mauffrey, Arnaud Biard

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This paper presents a design methodology for an aerospace launch vehicle autopilot. The non stationary characteristics during the atmospheric flight impose to use a gain scheduled approach for a Linear Time Varying System (LTV). The important result is that the chosen interpolation is forced to be linear and the stability is guaranteed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event15th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, 2002 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 21 Jul 200226 Jul 2002


  • Aerospace launch vehicle
  • Discrete-time systems
  • Gain scheduling
  • Interpolation


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