Accession Number : AD0862442

Title :   Analysis and Design of the Flight Control System for A Short Range Tactical Air-to-Air Missile.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Christopher, Robert L.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : Linear and nonlinear analysis and design techniques are applied to the design of the longitudinal flight control system for a short range tactical air-to-air missile. Root locus and frequency response analysis techniques are used in analyzing the linear system in a single loop configuration and with an inner damping loop. A frequency response analysis using a Describing Function technique is conducted to determine the effect of nonlinearities on the frequency response of the system. An analog computer frequency response analysis is conducted to check the accuracy of the Describing Function technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TO AIR MISSILES, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), MOMENT OF INERTIA, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, RESONANT FREQUENCY, REACTION KINETICS, RESPONSE, THESES.

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE