Accession Number : AD0479602

Title :   USE OF MITROVIC'S METHOD IN THE ANALYSIS OF A CONTROL SYSTEM WITH TWO GAIN-VARIABLE FEEDBACK NONLINEARITIES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Yockey, Harry M.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The basic Mitrovic's method is an effective technique in the analysis and design of linear feedback control systems. Mitrovic's method has been successfully applied to analyze feedback control systems with single nonlinearities. The objective of this work was to employ Mitrovic's method, which permits the variation of two coefficients of a characteristic equation, in the analysis of a control system with two gain-variable nonlinear feedback paths. After predictions of system performance were made, the predictions were tested by simulating the feedback control system on analog computer, Model 3100. Computer results were analysed in order to support or reject prediction techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *FEEDBACK, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, GAIN, SIMULATION, ANALOG COMPUTERS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, PHASE STUDIES, DAMPING, VELOCITY, ERRORS, TRAJECTORIES, FREQUENCY.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE