Accession Number:

ADA022863

Title:

An Analysis of the Closed-Loop Performance and Tracking Stability of a Direct Side Force Controller.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

158.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE