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Pitch control of a flexible launch vehicle

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2 Author(s)
K. Jenkins ; General Electric Company, Valley Forge, PA, USA ; R. Roy

A computationally efficient method of incorporating nonzero mean disturbances in linear discrete optimal regulator problems is combined with a least-squares method of parameter estimation to obtain an adaptive controller technique. This technique is successfully applied to the design of a pitch control system of a large flexible launch vehicle of the Saturn class.

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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 2 )