Accession Number:

AD0737132

Title:

Automated Design of Space Booster Control Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a new algorithm for the automated design of compensators for space booster control systems. Use of this algorithm results in the selection of a forward-loop compensation filter or filters, if filter switching is used, and a compatible time-dependent gain schedule which will stabilize the booster for a complete ascent stage by producing a loop gain and phase vs frequency response which will satisfy a set of specified stability margins at critical flight times. The algorithm is based on minimizing a nonlinear penalty function which is a function of the violations of the specified stability margins. Gradient search techniques are used in the algorithm to carry out the minimization of the penalty function. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE