Receptacle normal position control for automated aerial refueling

  title={Receptacle normal position control for automated aerial refueling},
  author={Steven Cornelius Kriel and J. A. A. Engelbrecht and Taft Jones},
Abstract Novel flight control laws are presented for the receiver aircraft during aerial refueling. The case of a large transport aircraft refueling a similarly sized aircraft is investigated. The controller focuses on the normal position of the receiver aircraftʼs refueling receptacle during automated aerial refueling. Specifically the effect of the relatively long distance between the receiver aircraftʼs center of gravity and the refueling receptacle is analyzed. An existing linear aircraft… CONTINUE READING