Accession Number : AD0605955

Title :   RATE DIAGRAM METHOD OF ANALYSIS OF AN ONOFF CONTROL SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Report Date : JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1606

Abstract : The development of a technique is described in which the performance of a class of on-off control systems can be analyzed by means of a 'rate diagram'. Such a diagram is a plot of the controlled element output rate at control removal versus the rate at control application. Information regarding system stability, transient response, limit cycles, and duty cycles can readily be obtained directly from the rate diagram. This method can be effectively used as a design tool in optimizing systems to meet specified performance requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, GRAPHICS), (*GRAPHICS, CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*SWITCHING CIRCUITS, CONTROL SYSTEMS), NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, DYNAMICS, STABILITY, TRANSIENTS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE