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Title: A method for the design of multirate sampled-data digital flight control systems of piloted aircraft
Author: Goodchild, Colin
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1990
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The initial flight-test operations of piloted aircraft, in which Digital Flight Control (DFC) systems were first employed, exposed handling qualities problems that were not predicted during the design stage. Subsequent studies attributed the cause of these problems to the techniques used in the design of the digital control systems. The particular feature which unites the reported difficulties is that, an infinite-resolution sampled-data model is assumed for the design process but the practical DFC implementation is realised as an amplitude-quantised sampled-data system.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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