Accession Number : AD0767919

Title :   A Computer Program for Aircraft Optimal Control Problems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO DEPT OF AERONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hines,Jerry D. ; Davis,Juane M.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The report described uses a gradient technique having a rapid convergence rate to investigate problems of aircraft optimal control. The Fortran program for the Burroughs 6700 computer and sample output are included for a minimum time turn (3 dimensional) for an aircraft with thrust vectoring capability. The operation of the program is explained and the program variables are identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), FLIGHT PATHS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, TURNING FLIGHT, THRUST AUGMENTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE