Validation of Helicopter Mathematical Models by Comparison of Data from Nap-of-the-Earth Flight Tests and Inverse Simulation

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1988) Validation of Helicopter Mathematical Models by Comparison of Data from Nap-of-the-Earth Flight Tests and Inverse Simulation. In: Fourteenth European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 20-23 Sep 1988,

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Abstract

In this paper it is shown that conventional validation techniques, based on comparison of responses after the application of standard control inputs to real and simulated vehicles, are not appropriate for models used in NOE studies. It is further shown that when control inputs measured during NOE flight tests are used to drive simulations, the simulated data quickly diverges from the measured data, even for minor modelling errors, giving little information on the validity of the model. The development of a new, more appropriate technique employing inverse simulations is described and its ability to identify inadequacies in mathematical models is demonstrated.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Douglas
Authors: Thomson, D.G., and Bradley, R.
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Research Group:Aerospace Sciences

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