Linear model identification for rotorcraft using adaptive learning

Gursoy G., Aslandogan O. H., YAVRUCUK İ.

77th Annual Vertical Flight Society Forum and Technology Display: The Future of Vertical Flight, FORUM 2021, Virtual, Online, 10 - 14 May 2021 identifier

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  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2021 by the Vertical Flight Society. All rights reserved.Convergence to a unique identification result with an optimum model structure is a goal in rotorcraft system identification. Whether using time domain or frequency domain methods, achievement of this target requires additional tools, startup procedures/algorithms or a-priori information about the plant. In this paper, an adaptive learning based methodology is proposed to improve parameter convergence. The bounded convergence is guaranteed and robust to initial conditions even when there exist redundant derivatives in the initial state-space structure. A converged solution is obtained as a starting point and a typical bias-variance trade-off is performed. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated through the identification of a Level-D class high-fidelity nonlinear helicopter model. The converged solution and the reduced order model can also be used in other system identification methods/algorithms as a starting identification state.