The application of modal control theory to the single rotor helicopter

Parry, D.L.K. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1985) The application of modal control theory to the single rotor helicopter. In: 11th European Rotorcraft Forum, City University, London, UK, 10-13 Sep 1985, 78-1-78-18.

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Future requirements for military helicopters necessitate the application of multivariable control techniques in the design of flight control systems. Modal control provides a fast and visible design method which can meet reasonable handling qualities criteria. The application of principal angles in the design method greatly enhances the decision making by aiding the choice of both the closed-loop eigenvalues and the corresponding eigenvectors. A design methodology is outlined incorporating these techniques.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Helicopter, flight control system, eigenstructure assignment, modal control, design methodology
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Parry, D.L.K., 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

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