Accession Number : ADA104542


Title :   Flight Trajectory Control Investigation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 78-30 Oct 80


Corporate Author : LEAR SIEGLER INC GRAND RAPIDS MI INSTRUMENT DIV


Personal Author(s) : Bird, M. ; Karmarker, J.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA104542


Report Date : MAR 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 176


Abstract : Optimal control algorithms for four-dimensional guidance of a transport aircraft were investigated for feasibility. Cost function constraints on the optimal reference path generator appeared impossible to achieve and the optimal guidance algorithms do not achieve significant performance improvement without excessive increases in sophistication and cost of the onboard avionics computer. A modularized existing Mission Management system allows a three-phase flight test plan to demonstrate the operational capability of the existing classical integrated flight trajectory control algorithms. (Author)


Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , *NAVIGATION , *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , ALGORITHMS , AVIONICS , OPTIMIZATION , TRANSFER FUNCTIONS , COST ANALYSIS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , CONTROL THEORY , FLIGHT PATHS , SELECTION , CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT.


Subject Categories : ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RADAR DETECTION & EQUIPMENT
      HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING & MAN MACHINE SYSTEM


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE