Accession Number : ADA138065

Title :   Development of a Computer Aided Design Package for Control System Design and Analysis for Use on a Personal Computer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Parisi,V. M. , II

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 547

Abstract : A complete requirements analysis is accomplished for the system as a whole which establishes the framework for the ensuing design. A user friendly interface is developed which permits interactive communication, via a computer terminal, user assistance and error analysis. The command interpreter which forms the backbone of the user interface relies on the keyword / command word interactive technique and incorporates prompting, error detection, and on-line assistance. Furthermore, the command structure is completely soft which permits easy transportability to other systems. System portability is provided so that the package may be used on a wide variety of personal computers and or terminals. Partial implementation of root-locus analysis is accomplished using a branch tracing algorithm. Results of root-locus calculations agree favorably with those of known accuracy.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE