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A technique for the tuning of helicopter handling qualities

Manness, M.A., and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1988) A technique for the tuning of helicopter handling qualities. In: International Conference on Helicopter handling Qualities and Control, 15-17 November 1988, London, UK.

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Abstract

The application of active control to helicopters promises to improve flight handling qualities and to expand the usable flight envelope. However, limitations of the helicopter flight mechanics models which currently provide the basis for flight control system design can have significant and degrading influence on the overall stability and performance of the resulting flight control systems. The effects of imperfectly modelled dynamics of the main rotor system on the performance of new flight control systems may necessitate the retuning of controller parameters following initial flight tests. This paper presents theory which can be used to tune controllers with respect to handling qualities requirements even in the presence of unknown dynamics.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Proceedings volume published by Royal Aeronautical Society, London, 1988.
Keywords:helicopter, handling qualities, controller tuning, flight control
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 > Systems Power and Energy

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