Accession Number : AD0429100

Title :   ON DESIGN OF TIME OPTIMAL SPACE VEHICLE SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical documentary rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Nahi,N. E.

Report Date : JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A class of systems was introduced where a particular application of the second method of Lyapunov leads to a simple time-optimal feedback solution. A much broader class of systems was identified where a desired time of response can be achieved through the design of appropriate dead-beat systems. A number of examples are included to show the simplicity of the application of the suggested techniques to design of space vehicle systems and systems in general. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, SPACECRAFT), (*OPTIMIZATION, DESIGN), (*SPECIAL FUNCTIONS (MATHEMATICAL), THEORY), FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, FEEDBACK, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, STABILITY, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE