• Engineering
  • Published 1971

Constant Altitude Minimum Time Turns to a Line and to a Point for a Supersonic Aircraft Aircraft with a Constraint on Maximum Velocity.

@inproceedings{Bryson1971ConstantAM,
  title={Constant Altitude Minimum Time Turns to a Line and to a Point for a Supersonic Aircraft Aircraft with a Constraint on Maximum Velocity.},
  author={Arthur E. Bryson and Michael G. Parsons},
  year={1971}
}
Abstract : Optimal Control theory is used to determine the thrust and bank angle programs for minimum time turns of a supersonic aircraft to a specified point or line when constant altitude is maintained. A stall constraint, a maximum velocity placard limit, a maximum normal load constraint, and maximum and minimum thrust limits are imposed. Numerical results are presented for a typical supersonic aircraft at 25,000 feet altitude when the turns are such that an intermediate thrust arc at the… CONTINUE READING