From http://lawww.epfl.ch/page1591.html (a polytechnical university
Control of a rocket using gain scheduling
A rocket cannot be controlled using classical control, because of
large parameter changes (mass, pressure, ...). Hence, a gain-
scheduling control technique is used. This technique consists of
designing several controllers for fixed operating points and
interpolating between them to construct a global gain-scheduled
controller. In this project, a new approach based on linear
programming will be used. This approach has the particularity of
designing local controllers and interpolating between them in one step.
To achieve this goal, the following steps are proposed:
1. Decouple the MIMO model of the rocket to have several SISO models.
2. Linearize the SISO models around different operating points.
3. Apply the method to design the gain-scheduled controllers.
4. Test the controllers in simulation.
Professor: Roland Longchamp
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