OPTIMAL GUIDANCE AND CONTROL FOR INVESTIGATING AIRCRAFT NOISE-IMPACT REDUCTION

A methodology for investigating the reduction of community noise impact is reported. This report is concerned with the development of two models to provide data: a guidance generator and an aircraft control generator suitable for various current and advanced types of aircraft. The guidance generator produces the commanded path information from inputs chosen by an operator from a graphic scope display of a land-use map of the terminal area. The guidance generator also produces smoothing at the junctions of straight-line paths.The aircraft control generator determines the optimal set of the available controls such that the aircraft will follow the commanded path. The solutions for the control functions are given and shown to be dependent on the class of aircraft to be considered, that is, whether the thrust vector is rotatable and whether the thrust vector affects the aerodynamic forces. For the class of aircraft possessing a rotatable thrust vector, the solution is redundant; this redundancy is removed by the additional condition that the noise inpact be minimized. Information from both the guidance generator and the aircraft control generator is used by the footprint program to construct the noise footprint.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ames Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Moffett Field, CA  USA  94035
  • Authors:
    • Stewart, E C
    • Carson, T M
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TP-1237, A-7121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM