Eigenstructure assignment for handling qualities in helicopter flight control law design

Hughes, G., Manness, M.A. and Murray-Smith, D. (1990) Eigenstructure assignment for handling qualities in helicopter flight control law design. In: 16th European Rotorcraft Forum, Glasgow, UK, 18-20 Sep 1990, III.10.2.1-III.10.2.10.

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The requirements of active control technology, together with increased operational demands, presents a range of new problems for the designers of helicopter flight control laws. Multivariable control system design techniques, such as eigenstructure assignment, provide a potentially powerful set of tools for control law development which take account of the inherently multi-input multi-output nature of the helicopter. This paper examines the use of eigenstructure assignment for the design of control laws based on state variable feedback. The merits of this approach are examined through the use of an illustrative design example with particular emphasis being given to decoupling and robustness properties.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Helicopter, multivariable control, flight control, eigenstructure assignment, handling qualities
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Hughes, G., Manness, M.A., and Murray-Smith, D.
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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