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Optimal Control of Turbine Engines

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R. L. DeHoff, W. Earl Hall

Systems Control, Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. 94304

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 101(2), 117-126 (Jun 01, 1979) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426410 History: Received March 20, 1979; Online July 13, 2010

Abstract

Multivariable control design for turbine engines has been studied for over 20 years. In the last 10 years, the application of linear, optimal design techniques has produced a number of turbine engine controllers. A group of these design procedures is described and a discussion of the procedures’ performance, complexity and implementation is presented. The design of a full-envelope controller for the F100 turbofan engine based on linear, optimal synthesis and locally linear modeling techniques is discussed. A perspective of optimal control design for turbine engines is presented and the future is examined.

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