Time Domain System Identification for Small-Scale Unmanned Helicopters Using Fuzzy Models

  • Ioannis A. RaptisEmail author
  • Kimon P. Valavanis
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 45)


The system identification method presented in this Chapter is based on a Takagi–Sugeno fuzzy system that represents the translational and rotational velocity dynamics of the helicopter. For the parameter estimation of the Takagi–Sugeno fuzzy system a classical RLS algorithm is used, which allows the identification to take place on-line since parameter updates are produced whenever a new measurement becomes available. The validity of this approach is also tested using the X-Plane simulator.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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