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That are not explicitly included in the state-space model. Typically, the set of available flight-test measurements y is composed of a subset of the states; y can also include combinations of the states, such as the angles of attack and sideslip as measured by a nose boom sensor. The measurement vector can also include additional quantities, such as the accelerometers sholwn in (Fig. 1. I), which respond directly to control inputs. The general form of'the measurement vector can therefore be written as System identification determines the values of the matrices A, B, C, D and the vector 2 that define the state-space model.

Aircraft and rotorcraft system identification has been a passion and focus of this author since coming to the AFDD in 1983. S. S. and international industry and research colleagues. The support and encouragement of the AFDD Director, Andrew W. Kerr, and the Chief of the AFDD Flight Control and Cockpit Integration Branch, Barry R. Lakinsmith, has made possible the long-term pursuit of this research topic. Their support and encouragement for writing this book is also greatly appreciated. M. Leung, Mavis G.

Cauffman, Gary L. Villere, Lawrence E. Pierce, Dexter L. Hermstad, and Paul S. Salchak. A special thanks go to my father, Morris Tischler, for his lifelong encouragement and for being my greatest fan. The second author came to the subject matter of this book from a very different direction. The experience gained while teaching mathematics to undergraduate and graduate students provided invaluable insights into how to explain difficult subjects to students with varying levels of education. His work at Ames Research Center over a period of more than 26 years on a wide variety of projects produced an eclectic background that was well suited to the task of helping to distill the technical knowledge and experience of the leading author into a book that would convey the concepts to as wide an audience as possible, both students and established engineers.

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