On Modeling and Robust Control of ARES Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents the development of a mathematical model and controller of the Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Survey of Mars (ARES) aircraft. This paper also presents the implementation of the model and control system in software. The team consisted of two advisors and four graduate students. A detailed model of the Mars airplane was developed using Simulink. The specifications for the aerodynamic data, atmosphere, and gravitational model were supplied by the Mathworks Inc. The purpose of this mission is to explore a region of the Martian atmosphere. This scouting mission will provide high-value science measurements. The objective of this project was to develop a model for the ARES aircraft and design a control system to achieve or surpass the given control performance requirements. The primary deliverable for this challenge is a set of C-language source code files that implement the control system given the constraints furnished in this request. 2008 by Raktim Bhattacharya.

name of conference

  • AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit

published proceedings

  • AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhattacharya, R., Valasek, J., Singh, B., Johnson, S., Jackson, J., & Marwaha, M.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Bhattacharya, Raktim||Valasek, John||Singh, Baljeet||Johnson, Shalom||Jackson, Justin||Marwaha, Monica

publication date

  • June 2008