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Neural Network Controller for Minimizing Hub Shear Forces in Helicopter

Omkar, SN and Nagabhushanam, J (1998) Neural Network Controller for Minimizing Hub Shear Forces in Helicopter. In: 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC), 1998. Held jointly with IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA), Intelligent Systems and Semiotics (ISAS), 14-17 September, Gaithersburg,USA, pp. 354-358.


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This paper discusses the application of recurrent neural networks for identification and control of helicopter vibrations. A class of recurrent networks called memory neuron networks are used for plant identification and control. These networks are obtained by adding trainable temporal elements to feedforward networks. This makes the network output history sensitive and gives them the capability to identify and control systems whose order is unknown or systems with unknown delay. A representative analytical model with higher harmonic pitch angles for minimizing hub shear forces is used for simulation. The effectiveness of the controller in minimizing the force level at varying and constant forward speed are studied. The ability of the controller to cope with changes in system and environment parameters is also considered.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Keywords: Neural networks;Adaptive controllers;Helicopters
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6206

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