Accession Number : AD0737356

Title :   Computational Requirements Associated with the Control of Unstable Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s) : Schaefer,John F.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The report illustrates the almost complete reliance a control engineer must have on computational machine aid when synthesizing controllers for extremely complex dynamical systems. It outlines both the steps which were taken in attacking one such problem and the results, and in the process points out those operations and manipulations which without modern computational equipment could not have been possible. The specific illustrative example used, an unstable dynamic balanced flexible beam assembly, is not critical to the points made; it is not difficult to visualize for other systems the consequences of insufficient accuracy and reliability in the computing machinery. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), STABILITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE