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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 635815, 11 pages
Research Article

Actuator and Sensor Positioning Optimization in Control Design for a Large BWB Passenger Aircraft

Division of Control and Process Automation, Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 / E325/A5, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Received 31 January 2011; Accepted 17 March 2011

Academic Editors: M. Ahmadian, D. Kalempa, and F. Liu

Copyright © 2011 A. Schirrer et al. 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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