Accession Number : AD0761617

Title :   Preliminary Study of Optimal Wave-Off Control: A Parametric Approach.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Reigle, Mark E. ; Smith, Ralph H.

Report Date : 23 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The feasibility of optimizing the wave-off performance of Naval aircraft is briefly considered. A simple, parametric approach to the problem is employed as a means of evaluating the potential of optimal control while avoiding the mathematical difficulties. It is concluded that the performance benefits from the use of optimal control are considerable in principle but may be difficult to realize in practice. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CARRIER LANDINGS, *NAVAL AIRCRAFT, CARRIER LANDINGS, FLIGHT PATHS, OPTIMIZATION, APPROACH, CONTROL SYSTEMS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE