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dc.contributor.advisorSands, Timothy A.
dc.contributor.authorNakatani, Scott Y.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:48Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:48Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34711
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn the 1950s and 1960s, the North American X-15 rocket powered aircraft was pioneering the concepts and principles that would come to define modern powered flight. Among the ground breaking ideas proposed was a system of adaptive controls, or a controller that would take into consideration the changing operational environment to deliver appropriate control to the operator. Limitations of current technology abounded, leaving the X-15 with a successful, but severely limited adaptive control system. Since then, many limitations have fallen away, allowing for the first time employment of adaptive controls on a large scale. The nature of adaptive controls, or controls for unpredictable systems, lends itself naturally to the concept of damage tolerant controls in high performing systems, such as aircraft and spacecraft. Recent technical demonstrations of damage tolerant aircraft prove the concept of adaptive controls in an operational environment. This thesis expands on the topic, discussing the application of adaptive controls to spacecraft and simulating a possible damage tolerant control implementation designed for rapid changes in inertia.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleSimulation of spacecraft damage tolerance and adaptive controlsen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTravis, Henry D.
dc.contributor.departmentSpace Systems Academic Group
dc.subject.authorDamage Toleranceen_US
dc.subject.authorDamage Tolerant Controlsen_US
dc.subject.authorAdaptive Controlen_US
dc.subject.authorSpacecraften_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Space Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSpace Systems Operationsen_US


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