Accession Number : AD0667554

Title :   OPTIMIZATION OF LINEAR AND NONLINEAR SYSTEMS BY MINIMIZATION OF AUXILIARY EFFORT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wolkovitch,Julian

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : The optimization of control systems by an original method called 'minimization of auxiliary effort' (M.A.E.) is discussed. This method yields an approximation to the true optimum, which is defined as that system having a response which in a least-squares sense most closely approaches the specified 'desired' response. It is shown that M.A.E. can be applied to nonlinear and/or time-varying systems as well as linear constant-coefficient systems. For all these classes of systems, M.A.E. has the advantage of requiring much simpler calculations than alternative procedures. A critical review and comparison of relevant alternative optimization procedures are given, and it is shown that none of these are equivalent to M.A.E. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *OPTIMIZATION), PERTURBATION THEORY, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), LINEAR SYSTEMS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, POWER SPECTRA, BANDWIDTH, DRONES, VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, RESPONSE

Subject Categories : V/STOL
      Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE