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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Flight Vehicle System Identification in Time Domain


    The scope of application of system identification methods has increased dramatically during the last decade. The advances in modeling and parameter estimation techniques have paved the way to address highly complex, large scale and high fidelity modeling problems. The objective of this two-day course is to review the recent advances in the time-domain methods of system identification from flight data, both from the theoretical and practical viewpoints. Starting from the fundamentals, a systematic approach will be presented to arrive at the solution. Benefits derived from flight validated models applying system identification will be highlighted. The course will provide an overview of key methods of parameter estimation in time domain, cover many examples covering both fixed-wing and helicopter applications, and address model validation in both time and frequency domain. The course will be supplemented with an overview of software tools available.

    Key Topics:

    • Parameter estimation, Consistency checking and Aerodynamic database validation methodology
    • Insight and familiarity with modern time domain techniques and intricacies
    • Large scale systems and high fidelity modeling
    • Real world problems and possible solutions
    • Demonstration of MATLAB based software tool and hand-on experience with test cases
    • Establish contacts with leading organization with vast practical experience

    Who Should Attend:

    The two-day short course is designed for beginners and those wishing to refresh and broaden their knowledge in flight vehicle system identification. Emphasis will be on practical aspects with some theoretical background. Those working in mathematical model identification from experimental data with emphasis on aerodynamic characteristics estimation and model validation will benefit from this course.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes