Inverse Dynamics-Based Fuzzy Logic Control of a Projectile Smart Fin

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Conference Proceeding


A smart fin for a subsonic projectile should be able to produce maneuvering force and moment that can control its rotation during flight. Piezoelectric actuator is an attractive alternative to usual hydraulic actuators due to its simplicity. The cantilever-shaped actuator can also be fully enclosed within the hollow fin. It has an end fixed to the rotation axle of the fin while the other end is pinned at the tip of the fin. A dynamic model of the system, including external moment due to aerodynamic effects, is obtained using the finite element approach. This paper presents a novel approach for automatically creating fuzzy logic controllers for the fin. This approach uses the inverse dynamics of the smart fin system to determine the ranges of the variables of the controllers. Simulation results show that the proposed controller can successfully drive smart fin under various operating conditions.


Aerospace Engineering | Control Theory | Mechanical Engineering | Navigation, Guidance, Control and Dynamics | Operational Research


Conference held: Long Beach, California, USA, September 24–28, 2005


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