Accession Number : AD0600694


Title :   DESIGN OF LINEAR FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS USING OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY,


Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y


Personal Author(s) : Rynaski,E G ; Reynolds,P A ; Shed,W H


Report Date : Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 138


Abstract : This report describes a study of the application of optimal control techniques based on a generalized quadratic performance index to the primary control system design of an X-15type aircraft and a large flexible booster. The following aspects of the application of optimal theory were studied: (1) The use of mathematical models to obtain desirable transient characteristics; (2) realizability of feedback configurations; (3) a comparison between optimal and conventional design techniques; (4) relationships between the weighting factor of the performance index and the dynamics of the optimal system; and (5) the use of an IBM 7090 program to obtain optimal solutions of the control problems. (Author)


Descriptors :   OPTIMIZATION , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , LINEAR SYSTEMS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE