Accession Number:

AD0758799

Title:

A Study of Techniques for Real-Time, On-Line Optimum Flight Path Control: Minimum-Time Maneuvers to Specified Terminal Conditions.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. (Final) Aug 71-Nov 72,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS INC BURLINGTON MASS

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Some three-dimensional, minimum-time paths to a specified terminal line or point, heading and energy are presented for an example supersonic aircraft. These paths were calculated using numerical solution techniques implemented in a digital computer program for the CDC-6600 computer. The optimum maneuvers have been determined using the calculus of variations and the energy-state approximation. These are compared with suboptimal solutions obtained using only three discrete values of bank angle. Constraints on thrust, Mach number, angle-of-attack, dynamic pressure and load factor are included. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE