System identification of flybar-less rotorcraft UAV (2020) Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology,

Khadeeja Nusrath, TK and lulu, V.P and Singh, J (2020) System identification of flybar-less rotorcraft UAV (2020) Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology,. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology. ISSN 17488842

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This paper aims to build an accurate mathematical model which is necessary for control design and attitude estimation of a miniature unmanned rotorcraft and its subsequent conversion to an autonomous vehicle. Design/methodology/approach: Frequency-domain system identification of a small-size flybar-less remote controlled helicopter is carried out based on the input–output data collected from flight tests of the instrumented vehicle. A complete six degrees of freedom quasi-steady dynamic model is derived for hover and cruise flight conditions. Findings: The veracity of the developed model is ascertained by comparing the predicted model responses to the actual responses from flight experiments and from statistical measures. Dynamic stability analysis of the vehicle is carried out using eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The identified model represents the vehicle dynamics very well in the frequency range of interest. Research limitations/implications: The model needs to be augmented with additional terms to represent the high-frequency dynamics of the vehicle. Practical implications: Control algorithms developed using the first principles model can be easily reconfigured using the identified model, because the model structure is not altered during identification. Originality/value: This paper gives a practical solution for model identification and stability analysis of a small-scale flybar-less helicopter. The estimated model can be easily used in developing control algorithms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accurate mathematical model, Control design
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
Depositing User: Mrs. Usha Kumari
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 11:35

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