The objective of this paper is to interpret existing flying qualities criteria in a multivariable format based upon state vectors and matrices of stability and control derivatives. State-space methods are shown to be entirely compatible with conventional flying qualities analysis. Furthermore, they lead to a definition of the well-known control anticipation parameter that has potential utility in the evaluation of higher-order aircraft/control systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science