Accession Number : AD0607441

Title :   TRAINABLE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM INVESTIGATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1 May 63-30 Apr 64,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL INC ST PAUL MINN

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Fred B. ,Jr. ; Lee,John F. L. ; Butz,Arthur R. ; Prom,Gregory J.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : The investigations reported herein are concerned with synthesis of adaptive control systems. It is assumed the plant motion over short time periods can be reasonably represented by constant coefficient ordinary differential equations of known form. The adaptive control systems considered are mainly characterized by: capabilities for adapting to general changes in plant dynamics; i.e., arbitrary changes in plant coefficients, and modest requirements on the arithmetical capabilities of the control computer. The report shows these objectives can be obtained by performing extensive computations during the control design phase and storing the solutions in a special manner. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), SERVOMECHANISMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, SYNTHESIS, COMPUTER LOGIC, PATTERN RECOGNITION, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, TRAINING, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, GRAPHICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE