An Analysis of the Closed-Loop Performance and Tracking Stability of a Direct Side Force Controller.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A closed-loop analysis was performed to determine the desirability and effectiveness of using direct side force control as a means of achieving lateral trajectory control in accomplishing a given tracking task. The specific task investigated was one of an aircraft air-to-ground weapon delivery modeled as a closed-loop compensatory system with the pilot in the loop. The study uses a linear systems approach in conducting a closed-loop analysis of the stability of the tracking solution of a Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory direct side force control system mechanization. Human operator theory is employed in investigating the closed-loop performance of the pilot-vehicle system.
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