Accession Number : AD0709714

Title :   IS REAL-TIME, ON-LINE OPTIMAL FLIGHT CONTROL FEASIBLE,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Dayton,Allen D.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The document discusses an edited transcript of a special panel discussion 'Is Real-Time, On-line Optimal Flight Control Feasible' held by the Theory Committee of the American Automatic Control Council on 5 August 1969 in conjunction with the 1969 Joint Automatic Control Conference, at Boulder, Colorado. The panel considered the problems associated with controlling an aircraft in such a way as to optimize some performance criterion. Specific subjects discussed include optimization theory and techniques, aerospace computer technology, and numerical procedures. A description of a current NASA project in this area is presented. Comments from the audience are also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*COMPUTERS, AIRBORNE), REAL TIME, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, OPTIMIZATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, DESIGN, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE