Accession Number : ADA206202


Title :   Flight Control System for the CRCA (Control Reconfigurable Combat Aircraft) Using a Command Generator Tracker with PI (Plus Integral) Feedback and Kalman Filter. Volume 2


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Payson, Steven S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a206202.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 315


Abstract : This research develops an integrated software design package useful in the synthesis of CGT/PI/KF control systems, and uses this software package to design and evaluate a longitudinal flight control system for the Control Reconfigurable Combat Aircraft (CRCA). The software package, called CGTPIKF and built with MATRIXX commands, allows for the synthesis and evaluation of a Command Generator Tracker (CGT) which provides inputs to the system and acts as a pre-compensator, and a regulator with proportional plus integral (PI) feedback which forces the system outputs to mimic the model output. The software also allows the incorporation of a Kalman filter for estimation of the system states. Certainty equivalence can be invoked by adopting the LQC assumptions, thereby allowing the Kalman filter to be designed independently of the CGT/PI controller. The total CGT/PI/KF controller can then be evaluated and the design refined. CGTIKF is an interactive, menu driven CAD package which can be used in the development of any CGT/PI/KF control system, regardless of application. Theses.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , OUTPUT , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , COMBAT FORCES , SYNTHESIS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , KALMAN FILTERING , TRACKING , THESES , GENERATORS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MODELS


Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE