A new parameter optimization method applied to autopilot design.
MacNamara, M. A. S.
Thaler, George J.
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An investigation of a method for finding an optimum compensator for use in an autopilot is described. Given a structure with a number of real poles and zeros which is steady-state decoupled, the pole-zero locations are chosen to give a system response as close as possible to a desired response. The desired response can be any one or a combination of system outputs. The computer is used to optimize the pole-zero locations by means of a function minimization program.
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