Modeling, simulation, and graphical visualization of a twin lift helicopter system under automatic control: an educational tool

A.A. Rodriguez, M.F. DeHerrera
Technology-Based Re-Engineering Engineering Education Proceedings of Frontiers in Education FIE'96 26th Annual Conference  
This educational research endeavor describes the development of a Windows/C++ PC environment designed to visualize and evaluate the performance of a Twin Lift Helicopter System (TLHS) under automatic control. The TLHS consists of two Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk helicopters, jointly lifting a heavy payload. The program-user interface permits users to change critical model and control law parameters in real-time. TLHS and control system dynamics are numerically computed and used to update graphics
more » ... nd animation on the screen. The utility of the program for evaluating TLHS performance and teaching fundamental systems and control concepts is discussed.
doi:10.1109/fie.1996.573074 fatcat:mpytnjwx2rh7fb5r26xkj642pa