Flight Dynamics and System Identification for Modern Feedback Control, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 085709467X
  • ISBN-13: 9780857094674
  • DDC: 629.1333
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Unmanned air vehicles are becoming increasingly popular alternatives for private applications which include, but are not limited to, fire fighting, search and rescue, atmospheric data collection, and crop surveys, to name a few. Among these vehicles are avian-inspired, flapping-wing designs, which are safe to operate near humans and are required to carry payloads while achieving manoeuverability and agility in low speed flight. Conventional methods and tools fall short of achieving the desired performance metrics and requirements of such craft. Flight dynamics and system identification for modern feedback control provides an in-depth study of the difficulties associated with achieving controlled performance in flapping-wing, avian-inspired flight, and a new model paradigm is derived using analytical and experimental methods, with which a controls designer may then apply familiar tools. This title consists of eight chapters and covers flapping-wing aircraft and flight dynamics, before looking at nonlinear, multibody modelling as well as flight testing and instrumentation. Later chapters examine system identification from flight test data, feedback control and linearization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
About the Authors.
1: Introduction.
2: Ornithopter Test Platform Characterizations.
3: Rigid Multibody Vehicle Dynamics.
4: System Identification of Aerodynamic Models.
5: Simulation Results.
6: Concluding Remarks.
Appendix A: Field Calibration of Inertial Measurement Units.
Appendix B: Actuator Dynamics System Identification.
Appendix C: Equations of Motion for Single-body Flight Vehicles.
Appendix D: Linearization of a Conventional Aircraft Model.