Accession Number : AD0715487

Title :   The Application of Digital Computers to Guidance and Control.

Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 273

Abstract : Contents: Overview of aerospace vehicle computer applications; Trends in the application of digital computers to guidance and control; Systems tasks for the data processing equipment of advanced aircraft navigation systems; Programming characteristics of future guidance and control computers; Aerospace computer wordlength considerations; The case for specialised system processors in airborne installations; Economics of interfacing with small sensor computers; Flight research experience with guidance and control computers related to general applications; Digital computing aspects of the Jaguar NAV/attack system; The effect of digital computer limitations and sensor errors on the accuracy of an automatic bomb release; Recent advances in self-organizing and learning controllers for aeronautical systems; High integrity digital flight control; Realisation of nonlinear control methods with digital control units; Digital data processing in automatic flight control systems; The use of a digital computer for the Eldo inertial guidance system; The star computer: a self-testing and repairing computer for spacecraft guidance, control and automatic maintenance; Sensitivity analysis of approximate optimum guidance procedures for on-line operation; Real-time data processing and orbit determination of the apollo instrumentation ships; Display and interface implications in the use of digital computers; The testing of computer-equipped guidance and navigation systems; Fault isolation in a digital guidance and control computer; and Spaceborne computer for attitude control and data handling.

Descriptors :   (*NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, *DIGITAL COMPUTERS), (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, *GUIDANCE), SYMPOSIA, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, ATTACK BOMBERS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, REAL TIME, DATA PROCESSING, SPACECRAFT, FRANCE

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE