Accession Number:

AD0272321

Title:

AIR VEHICLE FLIGHT PATH OPTIMIZATION. VOLUME I

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Corporate Author:

GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORP BETHPAGE N Y

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The method of gradients, a direct variational procedure, is applied to the optimization of vehicle attitude and bounded throttle programs which extremize the fuel, range, and time performance of air breathing vehicles. A penalty function concept for convenient handling of certain types of constraints is presented. Digital computer solutions applying to maximum range climb profiles for a hypothetical Mach 3 turbojet vehicle operating at full throttle are presented. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE