A Review of Various Control Algorithms Used for a Solid Rocket Motor to Achieve Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing
Moulitharan M1, Lekha T2, Madhan Kumar G3
1Moulitharan M, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Lekha T, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Madhan Kumar G, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 30 October 2022 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 November 2022 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 November 2022 | Manuscript published on 30 November 2022 | PP: 68-73 | Volume-11 Issue-4, November 2022 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.D73371111422 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7337.1111422
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Abstract: The goal of this paper is to provide a critical review of different guidance, navigation and control (GNC) schemes that can achieve vertical take-off/ vertical landing (VTVL), which is where a rocket takes off and lands repulsively, using a model rocket. Reusable launch vehicles (RLVs), many of which use VTVL, could lower costs, decrease waste and allow for more scientific research extra terrestrially. Existing research typically only presents an attitude controller, which is insufficient for VTVL, whilst our main contribution is presenting GNC schemes for VTVL and comparing them to determine the best. The schemes are simulated with varying parameters to test the robustness and to evaluate their performance, with linear control and non-linear navigation and guidance perform the Ing best.
Keywords: Guidance Navigation, Proportional Integral Derivative, Electromechanical Actuation, Thrust Vector Control, Model Predictive Control, Non-Linear Actuator Algorithms, Robust Control
Scope of the Article: Robotics and Control