Journal of Astronautics ›› 2022, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (7): 853-865.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2022.07.002

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Review on Modeling and Control Methods of Morphing Vehicle

WANG Peng, CHEN Haolan, BAO Cunyu, TANG Guojian   

  1. College of Aerospace Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
  • Received:2021-11-19 Revised:2022-04-12 Online:2022-07-15 Published:2022-07-15

Abstract: The development status, aerodynamic modeling, dynamic modeling and control methods of morphing vehicle are reviewed. Firstly, the definition and deformation requirements of morphing vehicle are described, and then the technical advantages are sorted out from four aspects. The characteristics and development status of various vehicle deformation technologies are analyzed and summarized in detail according to different wing deformation modes. The aerodynamic mechanism of the deformed vehicle and the fixed shape vehicle is compared and analyzed, and the dynamics modeling methods of the deformed vehicle are sorted out, and the characteristics of each method are summarized. The characteristics and difficulties of flight control are analyzed in combination with those of deformed vehicle, and the research progress of various kinds of deformed vehicle control is described in detail. Finally, the development trends of morphing vehicle are summarized: deepen basic theory and technology research, developing towards intelligent direction from all aspects of material, structure and control, and finally realizing engineering, autonomous and intelligent application of morphing vehicle.

Key words: Morphing vehicle, Morphing style, Aerodynamic characteristics, Dynamic modeling, Flight control

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