Global solution of optimization problems in support of certification and formulation of operational procedures for rotorcraft vehicles

C. L. Bottasso, F. Luraghi, G. Maisano

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Abstract

In this paper we present a procedure for the global solution of trajectory optimization and parameter estimation problems for rotorcraft vehicles using evolutionary algorithms. Our approach makes use of a repair heuristic to handle problem constraints, that is based on a sequential quadratic programming method. This way, no specialized evolutionary operators or ad hoc modifications of the objective function need to be considered. The performance of the proposed procedure is assessed with applications dealing with the flight testing for system identification of a rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle, and with the determination of the Category A take-off decision point for a medium-size helicopter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication37th European Rotorcraft Forum 2011, ERF 2011
Pages621-629
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event37th European Rotorcraft Forum 2011, ERF 2011 - Vergiate and Gallarate, Italy
Duration: 13 Sep 201115 Sep 2011

Publication series

Name37th European Rotorcraft Forum 2011, ERF 2011

Conference

Conference37th European Rotorcraft Forum 2011, ERF 2011
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVergiate and Gallarate
Period13/09/1115/09/11

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