Volume 10, 2018Progress in Flight Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation, and Control – Volume 10
|Page(s)||145 - 158|
|Published online||08 June 2018|
Optimal control for the sun-powered airplane with taking into account efficiency of onboard accumulator charging-discharging and charge limits
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Department of Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering, 16 Gagarina Str., Zhukovsky 140180, Moscow Region, Russia
2 Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) 4 Volokolamskoye Shosse, Moscow 125993, Russia
The problem of optimal control for the aircraft with the electric powerplant and solar cells for the multiday flight is investigated using the more precise equation of motion comparing to the previous investigations. The cases of some restrictions on aircraft energy storage and peculiarities of its charge and discharge are also analyzed. Pontryagin’s maximum principle is utilized. Optimal trajectories were obtained for the cases considered.
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