Recent Developments in the Calculation of Inverse Solutions of the Helicopter Equations of Motion

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1987) Recent Developments in the Calculation of Inverse Solutions of the Helicopter Equations of Motion. In: U.K. Simulation Council Conference, Bangor, Wales, 09-11 Sep 1987,

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Abstract

The control displacements required for a helicopter to fly a defined manoeuvre may be calculated by inverse solution of the vehicle's equations of motion. A computer package, HELINV, has been developed to perform such solutions for a series of nap-of-the-earth (NOE) manoeuvres. The algorithm, described in this paper, uses a six degrees of freedom nonlinear mathematical model which allows solutions to be found for various helicopter configurations flying a wide range of manoeuvres. Some typical results are presented, along with a discussion of the limitations and potential applicability of the algorithm.

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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