Launcher attitude control: discrete-time robust design and gain-scheduling

Olivier Voinot, Daniel Alazard, Pierre Apkarian, Sophie Mauffrey, Benoît Clément

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In this paper, a robust multi-objective design for the control of a launcher during atmospheric flight is investigated. This approach is based on the Cross Standard Form formulation which allows to incorporate the various specifications of the launcher problem in a streamlined manner. An important feature of this approach is that a non-conventional LQG/LTR approach, required to satisfy time-domain specifications, can be embedded into a more general standard problem in order to account for frequency-domain robustness constraints. The specific form of this standard problem is also very interesting for gain scheduling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1252
Number of pages10
JournalControl Engineering Practice
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Cross standard form
  • Gain scheduling
  • Launcher
  • Multi-objective design
  • Robustness


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