Accession Number:

ADA252914

Title:

Implementation of a Personal Computer Based Parameter Estimation Program

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

Aircraft parameter estimation is the process of extracting numerical values for aerodynamic stability and control derivatives from flight test time history data. This process can be used as a verification or validation tool for results obtained from wind-tunnel testing or through computational analysis, and can obtain or improve estimations of dynamic derivatives. This study implements the MATLAB Personal Computer PC based maximum likelihood estimation routine for aircraft longitudinal and lateral-directional derivatives. The parameter estimation was first accomplished on generated simulated data, with and without noise. The noise consisted of measurement and state noise which used the Dryden Gust Model. Secondly, two actual longitudinal flight-test maneuvers are analyzed for the F-14A and the T-37 aircraft. Additionally, the simulated portion of this study can be an excellent instructional aid in Flight Dynamics and Flight Test Courses.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE