Aircraft yaw movement is essential in maneuvering; it has been controlled by some methods which achieved tracking but not fast enough. This paper performs the dynamic modeling of aircraft yaw movement and develops PI and PI-like interval type-2 fuzzy logic controller for the model. The mathematical model is derived by inserting the parameters values of single-engine Navion aircraft into standard equations. Using Matlab/ Simulink platform, the controllers' effectivity is tested and verified in two different cases; system without disturbance and when system is disturbed by some wind gust to investigate the system robustness. Simulation results show that PI controller response takes long time to reach steady state and could not fully cancel the effect of disturbance. While PI-like interval type-2 fuzzy logic controller response settles down much faster and also can counter the effect of disturbance very well.
Shafeek, Yamama; Majeed, Laith; and Naji, Rasha
"Controlling Aircraft Yaw Movement by Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 26:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol26/iss1/3