Gyroplane Derivative Identification Using a Matlab Routine. Aero Dept Int. Rep No. 9715

Spathopoulos, V. M., Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (1997) Gyroplane Derivative Identification Using a Matlab Routine. Aero Dept Int. Rep No. 9715. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

In the following report it is described how a routine implemented in the Matlab software package is used for identifying the stability derivatives of a gyroplane. The software is designed to apply a frequency domain least squares approach in order to estimate the longitudinal and lateral force and moment derivatives of the aircraft. The aircraft system itself is represented as a linear state space model. The time histories of the system states in conjunction with the pilot input are analysed in order to perform the identification. Initially the time series are transformed into the frequency domain. Linear regression is then performed over a suitable frequency range and an estimate of the stability derivatives together with the corresponding standard errors, is produced. The method is applied and tested against real data obtained from research conducted in the past within the department.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Houston, Dr Stewart and Thomson, Dr Douglas
Authors: Spathopoulos, V. M., Thomson, D., and Houston, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1997 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department

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