
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 leastsquares sense most closely approaches the specified 'desired' response. It is shown that M.A.E. can be applied to nonlinear and/or timevarying systems as well as linear constantcoefficient 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