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Dynamic Modeling using Output-Error Parameter Estimation based on Frequency Responses Estimated with Multisine InputsA method is developed for estimating model parameters, such as nondimensional stability and control derivatives, by fitting transfer function or state-space models to empirical frequency response data using the output-error approach. The frequency response data were computed using Fourier transforms of measured input and output data. The control surfaces were excited with periodic multisine inputs which facilitated time-ecient estimation of multiple-input multiple-output frequency responses. The method was applied to lateral data from a nonlinear flight dynamics simulation of the F-16 aircraft, and to longitudinal data from multiple repeated flight test maneuvers of the NASA T-2 subscale aircraft. Results using simulation data showed the frequency response method compared well to other standard methods for parameter estimation. In addition to including all the available inputs, outputs, and harmonic frequencies in the estimation, relatively small subsets of the measured data could also be used to focus on identifying specific parts of the model. Results from flight test data showed that parameter estimates and uncertainties determined from repeated maneuvers were accurate and in statistical agreement with each other.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Grauer, Jared A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
December 14, 2018
Publication Date
November 1, 2018
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 081876.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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