Fast response control of turbofan engines using a finite time approach

Jiqiang Wang, Georgi Dimirovski, Hong Yue

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Increasing requirements from flight control demand fast regulation of engine control systems. This has motivated research on advanced control of turbofan engines. One of the attempts is to employ nonlinear design techniques in consideration of the inherent nonlinearity of the engine dynamics. In this note, a finite-time based control approach is proposed for fast response control of turbofan engines. Results on control design are obtained that stabilizes the closed-loop system in a finite time. The proposed design is then validated though a numerical example. The study also shows that the proposed controller possesses good robustness to fuel flow pulsation and aero-dynamical coupling disturbances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 33rd Chinese Control Conference (CCC)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789881563842
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2014
Event33rd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2014 - Nanjing, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jul 201430 Jul 2014


Conference33rd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • finite-time control
  • Set-point control
  • turbofan engine control


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