Nonlinear Receding Horizon Control of an F-16 Aircraft Academic Article uri icon


  • The application of receding horizon control (RHC) with the linear, parameter varying (LPV) design methodology to a high-fidelity, nonlinear F-16 aircraft model is demonstrated. The highlights are 1) use of RHC to improve upon the performance of a LPV regulator; 2) discussion on details of implementation such as control space formulation, tuning of RHC parameters, computation time and numerical properties of the algorithms; and 3) simulated response of nonlinear RHC and LPV regulator.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhattacharya, R., Balas, G. J., Kaya, M. A., & Packard, A.

citation count

  • 52

publication date

  • September 2002