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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 549131, 13 pages
Research Article

Flight Control Design for a Tailless Aircraft Using Eigenstructure Assignment

The City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031, USA

Received 2 December 2010; Accepted 11 March 2011

Academic Editor: N. Ananthkrishnan

Copyright © 2011 Clara Nieto-Wire and Kenneth Sobel. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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