Accession Number:

ADA070252

Title:

Path Controllers: Unification of Concepts and Comparison of Design Methods.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 77-Sep 78,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS CONTROL INC PALO ALTO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

This report documents the basic theme of a series of seminars presented to the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory concerning the role of modern control theory in advanced aircraft guidance and control concepts. The report discusses a number of optimal guidance and control concepts as cast in a path-control formal structure. Trajectory generation concepts include horizontal guidance with and without controlled time of arrival, threat avoidance, performance optimization, and terrain following. Control concepts include linear optimal control and classical techniques. Research areas of high potential payoff are identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE