Nonlinear suboptimal control for reusable launch vehicles
"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.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
ix, 42 leaves
© 2004 David Thomas Drake, All rights reserved.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
Space vehicles -- Control systems
Nonlinear control theory
Reusable space vehicles
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Drake, David, "Nonlinear suboptimal control for reusable launch vehicles" (2004). Masters Theses. 3699.