Parameter Estimation for Aircraft Flying in Turbulence

Jatinder, Singh (1998) Parameter Estimation for Aircraft Flying in Turbulence. Technical Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.

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    A time varying filter is applied to estimate aerodynamic parameters from aircraft data in turbulence. The filter, employed for state estimation, forms an integral part of the iterative Gauss-Newton method used for estimation of aircraft longitudinal stability and control derivatives through optimisation of the likelihood function. A non-linear model postulate, in conjunction with the Dryden model, is used to simulate aircraft response in mild, moderate and severe turbulence. The simulated data is analysed using the output error and the filter error13; approach. Comparison of the measured and estimated aircraft response time histories is presented. Some other aspects like the estimation of initial conditions, Cramer-Rao lower bounds for the estimated parameters, number of iterations required for convergence and CPU requirements, are also provided. The estimates from filter error method are found to be better than those from OEM in presence of turbulence.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Output error method;Filter error method;time varying filter;Data with turbulence;Dryden model;Parameter estimation
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
    AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    Division/Department: Flight Mechanics and Control Division
    Depositing User: Mrs Neetu Chandra
    Date Deposited: 04 May 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:41

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