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Control Systems Theory Applied to the Re-Entry of Aerospace Vehicles - II

Report Number: FDL TDR 64-48 Part 1
Author(s): F. H. Kishi
Corporate Author: University of California
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Pages: 164
Contract: AF 33(657)-11477
Project: 8225
Task: 822501
AD Number: AD0607440

Abstract:
In an effort to bridge the gap between theory and practice, the re-entry problem area is chosen to apply advanced control techniques. This problem area affords many separate areas where theory could be applied. This volume is separated into two parts: Part 1 describes digital computer controlled adaptive processes which can be employed for the flight path control problem; i.e., control of a vehicle about a predetermined trajectory (optimal or otherwise). In Part 2 optimal re-entry trajectories are determined.

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