Masters Theses

Title

Nonlinear suboptimal control for reusable launch vehicles

Author

David Drake

Abstract

"This thesis presents a flight control law for the ascent phase of flight of the next generation of reusable launch vehicles (RLVs). The control law developed and presented here is a new suboptimal nonlinear control technique. This new technique, call the [theta]-D method, is synthesized by adding perturbations to a typical optimal control formulation with a quadratic cost function. The controller expressions are obtained by getting an approximate closed-form solution to the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Pagination

ix, 42 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-71).

Rights

© 2004 David Thomas Drake, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Space vehicles -- Control systems
Nonlinear control theory
Reusable space vehicles

Thesis Number

T 8665

Print OCLC #

62457354

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5411369~S5

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