Accession Number:

AD0600694

Title:

DESIGN OF LINEAR FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS USING OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY,

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Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE