Aerodynamic parameter estimation of a missile in closed loop control and validation with flight data

Aydın, Güneş
Aerodynamic parameter estimation from closed loop data has been developed as another research area since control and stability augmentation systems have been mandatory for aircrafts. This thesis focuses on aerodynamic parameter estimation of an air to ground missile from closed loop data using separate surface excitations. A design procedure is proposed for designing separate surface excitations. The effect of excitations signals to the system is also analyzed by examining autopilot disturbance rejection performance. Aerodynamic parameters are estimated using two different estimation techniques which are ordinary least squares and complex linear regression. The results are compared with each other and with the aerodynamic database. An application of the studied techniques to a real system is also given to validate that they are directly applicable to real life.


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Citation Formats
G. Aydın, “Aerodynamic parameter estimation of a missile in closed loop control and validation with flight data,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.