Helicopter parameter identification using a trained multi-perceptron neural network

Quang M. Lam, Louis P. Pelosi, Richard H. Clapp, Moshe Kam

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A trained multi-perceptron is used to perform helicopter parameter identification. A learning algorithm based on error back-propagation is adapted in order to copy an input-output mapping into the network, which then realizes a parameter identification algorithm. The resulting architecture is used to reconstruct the stability and control derivatives of a UH-60A helicopter model, using simulated data at hover mode. The simulated data is generated with various system noise intensities to mimic realistic true helicopter data. The studied neural network identifier is found to be useful to the estimation task for reasons discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1033
Number of pages17
JournalAnnual Forum Proceedings - American Helicopter Society
StatePublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event46th Annual Forum Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society. Part 1 (of 2) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: May 21 1990May 23 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation
  • Aerospace Engineering


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