Accession Number : AD0780593

Title :   Study of Control of Partial Differential Equation Systems with Flight Control Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Mar 73-28 Feb 74,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL INC MINNEAPOLIS MINN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Graham,Keith D.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The report discusses linear quadratic optimal control results for distributed parameter systems. Two systems are considered - the flexible string and the circular membrane - both with control operating only on the boundary of the physical medium. Quadratic optimal controllers for these systems are shown to depend heavily on boundary measurements made at the same point where the control is applied. The controllers effectively attenuate wave processes with nearly uniform damping of all natural vibration modes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Partial differential equations, *Flight control systems, Linear systems, Matrices(Mathematics), Vibration, Mathematical models, Theorems

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE