Path Controllers: Unification of Concepts and Comparison of Design Methods.
Final technical rept. Sep 77-Sep 78,
SYSTEMS CONTROL INC PALO ALTO CALIF
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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