Manness, M.A., and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1992) Aspects of multivariable flight control law design for helicopters using eigenstructure assignment. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 37 (3). pp. 18-32. ISSN 0002-8711 (doi:10.4050/JAHS.37.18)
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Flight control law design for actively controlled rotorcraft presents difficult problems due to the complexities of the system dynamics and the range of design objectives to be met. The use of multivariable control techniques must be tailored to both of these aspects of control law design. The aim of this paper is to survey the wide range of control law design objectives which need to be addressed and to show that they can be satisfied using multivariable techniques. In order to put the discussion of design objectives in context, an eigenstructure assignment algorithm for decoupled tracking systems is presented, along with a brief description of the system dynamics and their influence on the flight control law design.
|Keywords:||Helicopter, flight control, multivariable, eigenstructure assignment, active control|
|Glasgow Author(s):||Murray-Smith, Prof David|
|Authors:||Manness, M.A., and Murray-Smith, D.J.|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery|
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy|
|Journal Name:||Journal of the American Helicopter Society|
|Publisher:||American Helicopter Society Inc.|