Thrust vectoring control of vertical/short takeoff and landing aircraft

Wang, Xiangyang; Zhu, Bin; Zhu, Jihong; Cheng, Zhiqiang

Sci China Inf Sci, 2020, 63(2): 124202

Thrust-vectored vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft use a vertical lift fan and a 3-bearing swivel duct (3BSD) nozzle to deliver vertical takeoff, landing and short takeoff capability. The bandwidth and efficiency of thrust vectoring effectors are different from that of conventional aerodynamic actuators. Moreover, these effectors have to work near their position/rate limits to take off and land as fast as possible.

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