Accession Number : AD0777876

Title :   The Control of a Simple Inertia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Williams,John Travis

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : Three types of controllers were developed in this thesis for use with a position-control system which was characterized by a second-order differential equation. One type of controller was linear and continuous. Both examples of this type of controller were each optimal in the sense that they were designed to minimize a specific performance index. The other types were optimal nonlinear on/off controllers, and a linear on/off controller with an optimal slope for its switching line. Theory is presented in detail for the development of the linear on/off controller with optimal slope of its switching line. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, Differential equations, Switching circuits, Inertial systems, Servomotors, Feedback, Optimization, Analog simulation

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE