IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OPTIMUM PROFILE GUIDANCE SYSTEM ON STOLAND

The implementation on the STOLAND airborne digital computer of an optimum profile guidance system for the augmentor wing jet STOL research aircraft is described. Major tasks were to implement the guidance and control logic to airborne computer software and to integrate the module with the existing STOLAND navigation, display, and autopilot routines. The optimum profile guidance system comprises an algorithm for synthesizing mimimum fuel trajectories for a wide range of starting positions in the terminal area and a control law for flying the aircraft automatically along the trajectory. The avionics software developed is described along with a FORTRAN program that was constructed to reflect the modular nature and algorithms implemented in the avionics software.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Analytical Mechanics Associates, Incorporated

    17 Research Road
    Hampton, VA  United States  23666
  • Authors:
    • Flanagan, P F
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-152187
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-9460
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM