A dynamic data-driven approach to online flight envelope updating for self aware aerospace vehicles Conference Paper uri icon


  • A self-aware aerospace vehicle can dynamically adapt the way it performs missions by gathering information about itself and its surroundings and responding intelligently. This paper presents a data-driven approach for the online updating of the ight envelope of an unmanned aerial vehicle subjected to structural degradation. In our approach, physics-based models at the panel and vehicle level run offine to generate libraries of information covering a range of damage scenarios. These libraries are queried online to estimate maximum a posteriori vehicle capability states via Bayesian classification using sensed strain data. We demonstrate our methodology on a conceptual unmanned aerial vehicle and focus on standard rate turn maneuvers.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lecerf, M., Allaire, D., Willcox, K., & Kordonowyx, D.

publication date

  • February 2014