Accession Number : AD0781080

Title :   RPV/Self-Organizing Control Demonstration System. Volume II. Hardware Description, System Operation and Maintenance, and RPV Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Mar 72-31 Aug 73,


Personal Author(s) : Cleveland,Dixon ; Binkley,James R. ; Barron,Roger L.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 209

Abstract : Self-organizing control is a form of adaptive control in which the controller uses an incremental model of the plant and identifies parameters in this model by means of calculations based upon recent-term plant excitation and response histories. This report (in two volumes) presents the theoretical derivation of refinements in self-organizing control techniques yielding substantial reduction of sampling rates of self-organizing controllers and identification of magnitudes as well as polarities of plant gain parameters. Additionally, this report describes the implementation of self-organizing controller logic in the form of breadboard digital hardware, the equations and programs for a PDP-12 computer real-time simulation of remotely piloted vehicle flight with 6 degrees of freedom (without limitation to small aerodynamic angles), and design of a demonstration system. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Remotely piloted vehicles, *Self organizing systems, *Adaptive control systems, Control theory, Digital simulation, Logic elements, Man machine systems, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE