Accession Number : AD0741920

Title :   The Study of Distributive Parameter Systems for Flight Control.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Jan 69-31 Dec 71,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Lee,E. B.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Control and modeling of systems with distributive parameters and time delays have been considered. Various theoretical topics related to the modeling and control for the distributive system were studied in detail. Among the topic areas considered are modeling and computer simulation for systems with time delays, quadratic optimization and feedback controllers for linear time delay systems, and stability, controllability and observability for generalized dynamical systems. The goal has been to involve techniques which can be readily used in the design of controllers to reduce structural loading during wind gusts and in design of controllers which can be used in configuring the vehicle to reduce appendage size and weight while maintaining satisfactory aircraft handling characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), GUST LOADS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, STABILITY, FEEDBACK, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE