Adaptive controller applications for rotary wing aircraft models of varying simulation fidelity

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2009
Tarımcı, Onur
This thesis concerns the design, analysis and testing of adaptive controllers for rotary wing aircraft, in particular helicopters. A non-linear helicopter model is developed and validated by trim and dynamic response analyses. A inner-outer loop cascade controller is designed with a trajectory generator in the most outer layer and an adaptive neural network controller is implemented to the inner loop. Controller is then challenged to carry out complex maneuvers autonomously under turbulence. Finally, the center of gravity location is varied to severe values to observe adaptation characteristics to investigate the requirement on the knowledge of the center of gravity location during such adaptive controller design.

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Citation Formats
O. Tarımcı, “Adaptive controller applications for rotary wing aircraft models of varying simulation fidelity,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.