Nonlinear model for a small-size acrobatic helicopter

V. Gavrilets, B. Mettler, E. Feron

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Abstract

A nonlinear model for small-size helicopters was developed and validated using flight data collected on a small-size acrobatic helicopter. The model concentrates on the key effects in the dynamics of small-size helicopter, resulting in a simple model featuring a small set of physical parameters. Validation of the model by comparison of model responses to real flight-test data showed good fidelity for a wide range of conditions including acrobatic maneuvers. The model is integrated into a real-time hardware-inthe-loop simulation environment used for the development of flight control systems and path-planning algorithms that are needed for highly maneuverable autonomous small-size helicopters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 2001 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 6 2001Aug 9 2001

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 2001
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/6/018/9/01

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    Gavrilets, V., Mettler, B., & Feron, E. (2001). Nonlinear model for a small-size acrobatic helicopter. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit).