Accession Number:

AD0842368

Title:

Application of Mark III - SOC (Self-Organizing Control) to Multivariable Control Problems, Part III, an Application of Decoupling in the Control of Pitch and Airspeed during Approach.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 66-Jul 68,

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL INC MINNEAPOLIS MN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Algebraic decoupling synthesis is investigated and related to the Mark III-PSV-SOC philosophy of control. It is shown that feedback decoupling as opposed to open-loop network decoupling can be accomplished by feeding back fewer variables than a full state vector of the system. Reduction of the number of state variables fed back for decoupling places a restriction on the closed-loop poles which can be arbitrarily specified. A synthesis method for trading networks for state variable measurements is described. The method is illustrated in the decoupling control of airspeed and pitch attitude for a KC-135 model during approach. It is used to obtain a compensation function for use with the Mark III-PSV devices. Simulation results are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE