Real-time system identification of a small multi-engine aircraft with structural damage

Girish Chowdhary, Wesley M. Debusk, Eric Johnson

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Abstract

We present results of system identification of a twin engine fixed wing aircraft with structural damage. Flight test data recorded as the aircraft performs a specifically selected system identification maneuver with 25% left wing missing is used. This data has been used to estimate a complete six degree of freedom aircraft linear model with asymmetric stability derivatives using the recursive Fourier Transform Regression method in frequency domain and the traditional least squares method in time domain. This paper shows the feasibility of using the frequency domain Fourier Transform Regression method for real-time parameter identification of damaged aircraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010
StatePublished - Dec 16 2010
EventAIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2010Apr 22 2010

Other

OtherAIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/20/104/22/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Chowdhary, G., Debusk, W. M., & Johnson, E. (2010). Real-time system identification of a small multi-engine aircraft with structural damage. In AIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010 [2010-3472]