Accession Number : AD0272321

Title :   AIR VEHICLE FLIGHT PATH OPTIMIZATION. VOLUME I

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORP BETHPAGE N Y

Personal Author(s) : KELLEY,H.J. ; FALCO,M. ; BALL,D.J.

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The method of gradients, a direct variational procedure, is applied to the optimization of vehicle attitude and bounded throttle programs which extremize the fuel, range, and time performance of air breathing vehicles. A penalty function concept for convenient handling of certain types of constraints is presented. Digital computer solutions applying to maximum range climb profiles for a hypothetical Mach 3 turbojet vehicle operating at full throttle are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *JET AIRCRAFT, *TURBOJET ENGINES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, COMPUTERS, DETERMINATION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, EQUATIONS, FLIGHT, FLIGHT TESTING, FUEL CONSUMPTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT, PRESSURE, SIMULATION, THRUST

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE