This paper introduces a model based control system for a single spool turbojet engine. It consists of a feedback control (FBC) and a component level model (CLM) enhanced by the Constant Gain Extended Kalman Filter (CGEKF). The control system is implemented on a rugged PC, and verified to run in much faster than real time, which is essential requirement for a model based control. Then, the model based control system developed is applied to an actual engine and evaluation test is conducted by using an Altitude Test Facility (ATF). Several types of model based feedback controls are evaluated under various flight conditions, giving intentional engine performance change by varying nozzle area, and intentional sensor failure. It is concluded that the model based control using CGEKF is stable and shows good control performances over the whole flight envelope.

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