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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 510414, 9 pages
Research Article

Collaborative Deformation Design Using Control Integrated Analysis Methods for Hypersonic Waverider

1State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2College of Astronautics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China

Received 21 December 2014; Revised 21 March 2015; Accepted 23 March 2015

Academic Editor: N. Ananthkrishnan

Copyright © 2015 Yanbin Liu and Yuping Lu. 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.


Hypersonic waveriders have a large flight envelope, leading to the difficulty in keeping overall flight stability for a fixed geometry. Accordingly, hypersonic waveriders can be considered to design as a morphing vehicle such that the flight range is expanded for waveriding stability. To this end, this paper investigates the collaborative deformation design using control integrated analysis methods for the hypersonic waverider. Firstly, a parametric model is applied to combine the shape deformation with the geometrical properties. Secondly, the morphing process with regard to the change in a single geometric parameter and the static and dynamic characteristics affected by this deformation are analyzed. Afterwards, the collaborative relations are discussed for the changes in the lower forebody angle and elevon area. Furthermore, a flight control law is designed to guarantee flight stability while implementing the collaborative deformation, and the morphing results are evaluated based on the control-oriented idea. Finally, a simulation example is used to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods for the hypersonic waverider.