Aspects of Multivariable Flight Control Law Design for Helicopters Using Eigenstructure Assignment
Authors: Manness, M. A.; Murray‐Smith, D. J.
Source: Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Volume 37, Number 3, 1 July 1992 , pp. 18-32(15)
Publisher: AHS International
Abstract:Flight control law design for actively controlled rotorcraft presents difficult problems due to the complexities of the system dynamics and the range of design objectives to be met. The use of multivariable control techniques must be tailored (to both of these aspects of control law design. The aim of this paper is to survey the wide range of control law design objectives which need to be addressed and to show that they can be satisfied using multivariable techniques. In order to put the discussion of design objectives in context, an eigenstructure assignment algorithm for decoupled tracking systems is presented, along with s brief description of the system dynamics and their influence on the night control law design.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept. of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Publication date: July 1, 1992
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