Flight test procedures

Murray-Smith, D.J. (1991) Flight test procedures. In: Rotorcraft System Identification. Series: AGARD advisory reports (280). AGARD: Neuilly sur Seine, France, pp. 51-57. ISBN 9789283506324

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The planning and conduct of flight experiments is an important part of the system identification process. To be most effective it is important that such experiments should be designed and performed specifically for the purposes of system identification. In the case of helicopters and other forms of rotorcraft especially, satisfactory parameter estimates are seldom obtained from flight experiments which have some other primary objective. This section of the AGARD Advisory Report 280 reviews the procedures for the planning of flight tests, addresses issues assocaited with the selection of test inputs, discusses the conduct of flight tests and discussed procedures to be followed in terms of activities acrried out after flight tests have been completed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Helicopter, rotorcraft, system identification, parameter estimation, experimental design, test signals
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: 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

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