Accession Number : AD0838884

Title :   THE APPLICATION OF SELF-ORGANIZING CONTROL TECHNIQUES TO THE CONTROL OF A TACTICAL AIR-TO-GROUND MISSILE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Heasley, John E.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : The report compares self-organizing control techniques with fixed gain techniques as applied to the control of a tactical air-to-ground missile. Detailed simulations of a missile to which both a fixed gain and a self-organizing control system are applied show that self-organizing control techniques offer several advantages over fixed gain techniques. A tactical air-to-ground missile with a self-organizing controller placed in cascade with the servo-actuator has the advantages of tighter control, faster response time, improved short range launch envelope, and a simpler control system. The self-organizing system also performs well in a noise environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), TACTICAL WEAPONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ANALOG COMPUTERS, TERMINAL GUIDANCE, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, SERVOMECHANISMS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE