Accession Number:

ADA244657

Title:

Computer-Aided Design of Flight Control Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A comprehensive computer program for designing and evaluating multidisciplinary aircraft flight control systems is described. The FlightCAD program contains a variety of modeling, synthesis, analysis, and simulation alternatives. The program will be used to produce a control design for the 1991 AIAA Controls Design Challenge to be completed in 1992. FlightCAD ultimately will implement a number of control design techniques here it uses direct digital synthesis to produce a robust, proportional-integral-filter controller with scheduled linear-quadratic-Gaussian gains and command generator tracking of pilot inputs. The FlightCAD design approach is reviewed, and a status report is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE