Accession Number:

ADA036076

Title:

Control of a Gliding Parachute System in a Non-Uniform Wind

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Dec 1975

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI LEFSCHETZ CENTER FOR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This report investigates a method for post deployment guiding of a cargo-carrying gliding parachute to a target. Least squares estimation and an open-loop control law based on geometric considerations are combined to define a closed-loop control law for the system under variable wind conditions. Simulation studies of the overall system are included for a variety of initial conditions and wind profiles. These simulations indicate that the proposed algorithm, with additional experimentation, may be a feasible solution to the problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE