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A Design of a Modal Controller for the B-52 Control Configured Vehicle (CCV)
[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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A large-order multi-input milti-output state-variable model and design specification was recently developed for the B-52 Control Configured Vehicle CCV longitudinal axis. This model gives the opportunity to use modern control techniques to design the CCV concepts of interest. Previously the B-52 CCV control task was designed in increments using conventional control techniques. When the entire control problem is formulated and drawn up in one specification however, the designers job becomes significantly more difficult. Modern control techniques are available which permit the large multi-input multi-output control problem to be addressed. For this thesis, modal control theory is applied to the B-52 CCV state-variable model. The pertinent theory is presented and then a multi-stage design procedure is applied.
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