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A technique for the tuning of helicopter flight control systems

Manness, M.A., and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1988) A technique for the tuning of helicopter flight control systems. In: 14th European Rotorcraft Forum, 20-23 Sep 1988, Milan, Italy.

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Abstract

Helicopter flight control systems can be successfully tuned using sensitivity functions. Systematic adjustments to control system parameters are made on the basis of responses measured from the system to be tuned. The importance of the method lies in its ability to optimize controllers in the presence of unmodelled dynamics, such as those of the rotor. The adjustment procedure will yield a coupled system whose dynamics are close to those of a reference model as the plant dynamics will allow.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Helicopter, flight control, optimization, tuning, sensitivity function, parameter adjustment
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
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

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