Control augmentation strategies for helicopters used as personal aerial vehicles in low-speed regime

Carlo A. Gerboni, Joost Venrooij, Frank M. Nieuwenhuizen, Alexander Joos, Walter Fichter, Heinrich Bulthoff

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Abstract

In this paper an augmentation strategy is implemented with the goal of making the behavior of an actual helicopter similar to that of a new class of aerial systems called Personal Aerial Vehicles (PAVs). PAVs are meant to be own by flight-naïve pilots, i.e., pilots with minimal flight experience. One feature required for achieving this goal, is to have a Translation Rate Command (TRC) response type in the hover and low-speed regime. In this paper, a TRC response type is obtained for a UH-60 helicopter simulation model in hover and low-speed regime through the implementation of nonlinear back stepping control. The responses of the rotorcraft with TRC response type are evaluated with the metrics defined in the Aeronautical Design Standard ADS-33. E-PRF. Simulations show the efficiency of the control scheme in tracking the reference velocities and the achievement of the requirements to have level 1 Handling Qualities (HQ) for the TRC response type.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103872
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2016 Jan 42016 Jan 8

Other

OtherAIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/1/416/1/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Gerboni, C. A., Venrooij, J., Nieuwenhuizen, F. M., Joos, A., Fichter, W., & Bulthoff, H. (2016). Control augmentation strategies for helicopters used as personal aerial vehicles in low-speed regime. In AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.