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Fuzzy logic approach for estimation of longitudinal aircraft parameters

Yaacob, M. S. and Jamaluddin, H. and Wong, K. C. (2002) Fuzzy logic approach for estimation of longitudinal aircraft parameters. Aeronautical Journal, 106 . pp. 585-594. ISSN 0001-9240

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Abstract

The use of rule-based fuzzy logic system for estimating the stability and control derivatives for the longitudinal aircraft motion is proposed. The capabilities of the fuzzy logic system in estimating both the short-period and the phugoid mode of motions are explored. The flight data used in the estimation process were generated using the three nonlinear longitudinal equation of motion for a small remotely piloted vehicle with all the aerodynamic coefficients obtained from the wind-tunnel tests. The preferred method of perturbation of the aircraft elevator for data collection is also highlighted. The stability and control derivatives are estimated as the change in the aerodynamic force or moment due to small variation in one of the motion or control variables about its nominal value when the rest of the variables are held constant at their respective nominal values. The changes in the aerodynamic force and moment are predicted using the fuzzy logic system. The results show that the fuzzy logic system has a good potential as alternative tools for parameter estimation from flight data. The proposed method does not require any guesses of the initial values of the flight parameters.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7092
Deposited By: Mohamad Ali Duki
Deposited On:23 Dec 2008 02:00
Last Modified:23 Dec 2008 02:00

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