Applications of flight control system methods to an advanced combat rotorcraft

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, US Army Aviation Systems Command, Aviation Research and Technology Activity, For sale by the National Technical Information Service , Moffett Field, Calif, [Springfield, Va
Helicopters -- Control systems, Flight co
StatementMark B. Tischler .. ... [et al.].
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 101054., USAAVSCOM conference publication -- 89-A-002.
ContributionsTischler, Mark B. 1957-, Ames Research Center., United States. Army Aviation Research and Technology Activity.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination59 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17633865M
OCLC/WorldCa25322176

About the Book. Reducing the theoretical methods of flight control to design practice, Practical Methods for Aircraft and Rotorcraft Flight Control Design: An Optimization-Based Approach compiles the authors’ extensive experience and lessons learned into a single comprehensive resource for both academics and working flight control engineers.

The control laws have to provide a satisfactory interface between the pilot and the vehicle that results in good handling qualities (HQ) in precision control tasks. This book, through detailed aircraft and rotorcraft design examples, illustrates how to develop practical, robust flight control laws to meet these HQ by: 2.

Mark B. Tischler leads research and flight testing in system identification, control system optimization, handling-qualities, and flight simulation covering manned and unmanned vehicles. Tom Berger is a research aerospace engineer and specializes in Applications of flight control system methods to an advanced combat rotorcraft book and rotorcraft system identification, flight control design, and handling-qualities simulation and flight-test by: 4.

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(ART) has been at the forefront of rotorcraft technology. Our staff includes internationally known specialists in rotorcraft engineering with expertise in aerodynamics, structures, stability and control, and propulsion.

A conventional fixed-wing aircraft flight control system consists of flight control surfaces, the respective cockpit controls, connecting linkages, and the necessary operating mechanisms to control an aircraft's direction in flight.

Aircraft engine controls are also considered as flight controls as they change speed. The fundamentals of aircraft controls are explained in flight dynamics.

Presenting proven methods, practical guidelines, and real-world flight-test results for a wide range of state-of-the-art flight vehicles, Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification, Second Edition addresses the entire process of aircraft and rotorcraft system identification from instrumentation and flight testing to model determination, validation, and application of the results.

Quad-Rotor Control develops original control methods for the navigation and hovering flight of an autonomous mini-quad-rotor robotic methods use an imaging system and a combination of inertial and altitude sensors to localize and guide the movement of the unmanned aerial vehicle relative to its immediate environment.

l Control theory, analysis, and design. l Novel navigation, estimation, and tracking methods. l Aircraft, spacecraft, missile and UAV guidance, navigation, and control. l Flight testing and experimental results. l Intelligent control in aerospace applications.

l Aerospace robotics and unmanned/autonomous systems. System Health Management: with Aerospace Applications provides the first complete reference text for System Health Management (SHM), the set of technologies and processes used to improve system dependability.

Edited by a team of engineers and consultants with SHM design, development, and research experience from NASA, industry, and academia, each heading up. Friedmann, P.P. “ Numerical Methods for Determining the Stability and Response of Periodic Systems with Application to Helicopter Rotor Dynamics and Aeroelasticity.” Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 12A:1 ().

In this paper, we consider the problem of estimating the parameters in mathematical models of complex systems from experimental observations; the methods and procedures that we develop are general, but in this work we make specific reference to the problem of parameter estimation for multibody-based rotorcraft vehicle models from flight test data.

Nonlinear problems in flight control have stimulated cooperation among engineers and scientists from a range of disciplines. Developments in computer technology allowed for numerical solutions of nonlinear control problems, while industrial recognition and applications of nonlinear mathematical models in solving technological problems is increasing.

The aim of the book Advances in Flight. Eigenstructure control involves modification of both the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a system using feedback.

Based on this key concept, algorithms are derived for the design of control systems using controller structures such as state feedback, output feedback, observer-based dynamic feedback, implicit and explicit modelfollowing, etc. The simple-to-use algorithms are well suited to.

Joseph F Horn,Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification: Engineering Methods with Flight Test Examples (M.B. Tischler et al.; ) [Bookshelf], pp. Journal Articles Tom Berger, Ondrej Juhasz, Mark J.S. Lopez, Mark B Tischler and Joseph F Horn,"Modeling and Control of Lift Offset Coaxial and Tiltrotor Rotorcraft", CAES.

Flight control design for rotorcraft is challenging due to high-order dynamics, cross-coupling effects, and inherent instability of the flight dynamics. Dynamic inversion design offers a desirable solution to rotorcraft flight control as it effectively decouples the plant model and effectively handles non-linearity.

However, the method has limitations for rotorcraft due to the requirement for. A comprehensive description of a set of methods that enable automated flight control, state estimation in GPS–denied environments, as well as path planning techniques for autonomous exploration is also provided, and serves as a holistic point of reference for those interested in the field of unmanned aerial systems.

System Health Management: with Aerospace Applications provides the first complete reference text for System Health Management (SHM), the set of technologies and processes used to improve system dependability.

Edited by a team of engineers and consultants with SHM design, development, and research experience from NASA, industry, and academia, each heading up sections in their own. Ten hours of flight training certified in a pilot log book can be considered by the course instructor as evidence of satisfactory performance in the course.

Control system designs using root-locus and frequency response methods. Applications in flight control systems. AER E Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory Plasma physics.

Ion. Fly-by-wire (FBW) is a system that replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface.

The movements of flight controls are converted to electronic signals transmitted by wires (hence the fly-by-wire term) and flight control computers determine how to move the actuators at each control surface to provide the ordered response. C Applications of Insect Flight to Micro Air Vehicles. B Force Coefficients.

IV Adaptive Control of SMA Actuator Wires.

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VII Conclusions. Part III Micro Air Vehicle Applications. Mesoscale Flight and Miniature Rotorcraft Development. A Hovering vs Forward Flight. B Rotating vs Flapping. II Approach 5/5(1). Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. Summary Presenting proven methods, practical guidelines, and real-world flight-test results for a wide range of state-of-the-art flight vehicles, "Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification, Second Edition" addresses the entire process of aircraft and rotorcraft system identification from instrumentation and flight.

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rotorcraft flight control laws is reviewed. Also reviewed is a study conducted to investigate the design details associated with high-gain, digital flight control systems for combat rotorcraft.

Parameter identification techniques, both frequency-and time-domain approaches, developed for rotorcraft applications are reviewed. The. Free PDF Books: Engineering eBooks Free Download online Pdf Study Material for All MECHANICAL, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL, CIVIL, AUTOMOBILE, CHEMICAL, COMPUTERS, MECHATRONIC, TELECOMMUNICATION with Most Polular Books Free.

A helicopter main rotor or rotor system is the combination of several rotary wings (rotor blades) and a control system that generates the aerodynamic lift force that supports the weight of the helicopter, and the thrust that counteracts aerodynamic drag in forward flight.

Each main rotor is mounted on a vertical mast over the top of the helicopter, as opposed to a helicopter tail rotor, which. This book focuses on flight vehicles and their navigational systems, discussing different forms of flight structures and their control systems, from fixed wings to rotary crafts.

Software simulation enables testing of the hardware without actual implementation, and the flight simulators, mechanics, glider development and navigation systems. Robust control design methods for multi-input/output with broad tolerance of system uncertainty. R, SD&I.

Adaptive fault detection, isolation, and reconfiguration techniques and architectures to accommodate sensor, actuator, structure, surface, and processor failures or damage. R, SD&I. Adaptive control design methods for real-time application.

The objective of this research project is divided in four parts: (1) to design a piezoelectric actuator-based de-icing system integrated to a flat plate experimental setup and develop a numerical model of the system with experimental validation, (2) use the experimental setup to investigate actuator activation with frequency sweeps and transient vibration analysis, (3) add ice layer to the.

One of the sub-projects under Computational Methods for Flight Performance Prediction is COMSAC (computational methods for stability and control). This effort will benchmark, validate and develop computational tools for the prediction and analysis of stability, controllability and flight dynamics of advanced aircraft.

This will potentially lead. The current methods used by the airlines to repair damage to aircraft composite structure (secondary structure and primary flight controls) depend on the extent of damage, the time available to perform the repair, and the time until the next scheduled maintenance visit.

↑Human Centered System Labs, NASA ↑ Thöndel, Evžen (29 January ). Simulator of a Light and Ultra-Light Sport Aircraft. Published by Pragolet. ↑ ATC Flight Simulator. ↑ ↑ Heffley R.K. ( August ). Use of a Task-Pilot-Vehicle (TPV) Model as a Tool for Flight Simulator Math Model Development.

Published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This paper specifically focuses on the envisioned control technology challenges associated with EAP designs that include gas turbine technology. Topics discussed include analytical tools for the dynamic modeling and analysis of EAP systems, and control design strategies at the propulsion and component levels.

Therefore, many new and advanced combat aircraft had to be designed and built to fill the void.” During the Cold War, the Pentagon and NASA built scores of X-planes.Tischler also leads the Flight Control Technology group, which conducts research in handling qualities and flight control with application to manned and unmanned aircraft and rotorcraft.

Dr. Tischler received a B.S. () and M.S. () in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.