Accession Number : AD0717567

Title :   Simplified Guidance and Control,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Bailey,J. M.

Report Date : 01 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : While formulating the optimum trajectory one must at the same time synthesize some form of corrective control action along the way. Economic considerations also dictate that this control scheme be as simple as possible commensurate with the desired system accuracy. One approach to such a requirement is to design a linear controller that attempts to keep deviations of some or all the state variables from a standard trajectory small. 'Directional Control' which acts to keep the steady state normal velocity due to cross winds essentially zero is such a scheme. This report summarizes the status of investigations into such simplified schemes at the University of Tennessee under the contract.

Descriptors :   (*GUIDANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, GUIDANCE), GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, OPTIMIZATION, GUIDED MISSILE MODELS, BURNING RATE, NOZZLE AREA RATIO, CONTROL SYSTEMS, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE