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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Flight Vehicle System Identification in Time Domain

    Course Instructor:

    Dr. Ravindra Jategaonkar is a senior scientist and a group leader at the German Aerospace Center, DLR-Institute of Flight Systems, Braunschweig, Germany. He has been extensively involved in the development and application of system identification methods to flight vehicle modeling, covering nonlinear models, generation of Level-D aerodynamic databases for flight simulators and estimation in the presence of atmospheric turbulence. He is primarily responsible for the commercially available integrated software tool ESTIMA for parameter estimation from large-scale nonlinear systems and post-processing visualization. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 scientific papers and 45 technical reports, co-author of the invited AIAA survey paper on Evolution of Flight Vehicle System Identification (Journal of Aircraft Vol. 33, Number 1, 1996); and author of a book “Flight Vehicle System Identification: A Time Domain Methodology”, published August 2006 under Progress Series by AIAA. He is recipient of DLR Title “Senior Scientist” for scientific excellence, and of the AIAA Sustained Service Award 2007. For a decade he was a member of the AIAA AFM Technical committee. He is a member of DGLR and Associate Fellow of AIAA.