Accession Number:

ADA030081

Title:

Microcomputer Based Pitch and Depth Controller for a Submarine Using Optimal Control Theory

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

Microcomputer systems will influence future technical changes in a submarine. As a demonstration of the computational power of the microcomputer, an optimal controller for the pitch and depth of a submarine was developed using the INTEL 8080 microcomputer. A model simulating a submarine and the control algorithm were first written in a simulation language DSL360. The control algorithm was then coded in the microcomputer language PLM and implemented on a microcomputer. Also included is an investigation of the feasibility to execute the PLM program in a given time frame, an analysis of the computational errors and the inherent errors in measurements from peripheral devices.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE