ANALYTICAL MODEL OF TRANSIENT MISSILE BEHAVIOR BY MEANS OF ELECTRICAL NETWORK ANALOGIES
Final summary rept., 29 July 1961-29 July 1962
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK
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The purpose of the investigation was to determine the feasibility of obtaining an electrical circuit whose behavior would be a satisfactory analog of the dynamics of a missile in flight. It was also hoped to find a mathematical procedure for analyzing the analog circuit which would allow analysis of the missile system by analogous responses. Due to the severity of the non-linearity this was not possible. Because of the nature and importance of the stability problem in non-linear systems, it was recommended that the analysis of the missile system be accomplished by utilizing an active electrical analog simulator arranged specifically for solution of the set of behavior equations representing missile dynamics including wind profile forcing functions. A study was made of the various devices which could be used to perform the circuit operations involved. This study leads to the belief that the most practical simulator would be composed of standard analog components.
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