Prediction and control of limit cycling motions in boosting rockets

George, V I and Kurian, Ciji Pearl (2003) Prediction and control of limit cycling motions in boosting rockets. In: National Systems Conference , Dec 17-19, 2003, IIT Kharagpur.

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This paper presenting the modeling prediction and control of limit cycling behavior of a boosting rocket. The suspected source of nonlinear behavior is the presence of coulomb friction in the nozzle pivot mechanism. A classical sinusoidal describing function analysis is used to accurately observe the oscillatory characteristics. The limit cycling behavior is in turn, used to adjust control system parameters to indirectly control the oscillatory tendencies. Tradeoffs with guidance and control system stability / performance are also noted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modeling, prediction , Control, Limit cycle, Coulomb friction, boosting rockets, stability
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 06:19
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 06:19

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