Accession Number:

ADA012312

Title:

Optimal Control of a Helicopter Turret Control System.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May 74-Jan 75,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DIV OF INFORMATION ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The optimal control of a XM-97 helicopter turret control system is considered. An optimal tracking controller using a quadratic performance index has been developed for the turret. The step responses of both the optimal turret and the existing turret designed under the classical servomechanism technique are studied by numerical simulations. It is found that the optimal controller performs much more satisfactorily than the existing controller.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE