Microcomputer Based Pitch and Depth Controller for a Submarine Using Optimal Control Theory
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Submarine Engineering