The present work evaluates the performances of different optimization techniques on a parameter identification problem of aeronautical interest. In particular, the focus is on the classical Least Square (LS) and Maximum Likelihood (ML) methods and on the CMAES (Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy), DE (Differential Evolu- tion), GA (Genetic Algorithm) and PSO (Particle Swarm Optimisation) Meta-Heuristic methods. The test problem is the reconstruction from flight test data of the aerodynamic parameters of an external store jettisoned from a helicopter. Different initial conditions and the presence of measurement noise are considered. This case is representative of a class of problems of difficult solution because of nonlinearity, ill-conditioning, multidi- mensionality, non separability, and fitness function dispersion. Only reference algorithm implementations found in literature are used. The performances of each algorithm are de- fined in terms of fitness function value, sum of absolute errors of the estimated coefficients, computational time and number of function evaluations. The results show the efficiency of CMAES in finding the best estimates with the least computational cost. Moreover, tests reveal that traditional methods depend heavily on problem characteristics and loose accuracy at the increase of the number of unknowns.

A comparative study of parameter estimation techniques applied to jettisoned external stores / Guglieri, Giorgio; Marguerettaz, Paolo; G., Simioni. - In: THE AERONAUTICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 0001-9240. - STAMPA. - 118:1203(2014), pp. 1-24.

A comparative study of parameter estimation techniques applied to jettisoned external stores

GUGLIERI, GIORGIO;MARGUERETTAZ, PAOLO;
2014

Abstract

The present work evaluates the performances of different optimization techniques on a parameter identification problem of aeronautical interest. In particular, the focus is on the classical Least Square (LS) and Maximum Likelihood (ML) methods and on the CMAES (Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy), DE (Differential Evolu- tion), GA (Genetic Algorithm) and PSO (Particle Swarm Optimisation) Meta-Heuristic methods. The test problem is the reconstruction from flight test data of the aerodynamic parameters of an external store jettisoned from a helicopter. Different initial conditions and the presence of measurement noise are considered. This case is representative of a class of problems of difficult solution because of nonlinearity, ill-conditioning, multidi- mensionality, non separability, and fitness function dispersion. Only reference algorithm implementations found in literature are used. The performances of each algorithm are de- fined in terms of fitness function value, sum of absolute errors of the estimated coefficients, computational time and number of function evaluations. The results show the efficiency of CMAES in finding the best estimates with the least computational cost. Moreover, tests reveal that traditional methods depend heavily on problem characteristics and loose accuracy at the increase of the number of unknowns.
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