Multivariable control of helicopter systems using an interactive modeling, simulation, and visualization tool

Armando Rodriguez, Chen I. Lim, Kevin L. Hicks, Richard P. Metzger

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Abstract

This paper describes a software environment for simulating and visualizing high-performance helicopter systems. Different simulation and animation models may be selected by the user. Users are also able to alter model and controller parameters on the 'fly' - thus allowing them to quickly examine different scenarios. Both two dimensional bitmaps and three-dimensional polygon representations are used for animation. Real-time plotting and graphical indicators are also employed to help users abstract-out key phenomena. The environment also accommodates data exchange with MATLAB. The interactive MoSART helicopter environment is shown to be a valuable tool for research and education. A variety of examples are presented to illustrate its utility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
PublisherIEEE
Pages1976-1981
Number of pages6
Volume2
StatePublished - 1999
EventThe 38th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Dec 7 1999Dec 10 1999

Other

OtherThe 38th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA
Period12/7/9912/10/99

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Rodriguez, A., Lim, C. I., Hicks, K. L., & Metzger, R. P. (1999). Multivariable control of helicopter systems using an interactive modeling, simulation, and visualization tool. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Vol. 2, pp. 1976-1981). IEEE.