Peacock experimental reusable rocket. It was apparently involved in testing new intelligent flight control software. Because my technical Chinese in this area is deficient, I'm not able to competently translate the text below. Our Chinese-speaking members, please help with a translation.
In short, you have get the essence of the article "intelligent flight control".
In full, here is the translation (in my best effort)
12th institute of 1st academy has completed a flight demonstration proof of concept "non-programmed guidance and control". The demonstration flight has verified series key technologies:
- force-load and flexible mode identification based on distributed sensors
- SW and HW coordinated accelerated multi-core parallel real-time route planning
- real-time identification of stability margin of position (orientation) control
- adaptive control
The demonstration uses self-developed (of course) reusable platform "peacock". This demonstration is the 1st item of "group breakthroughs" by 12th institute in 2020. It has improved the maturity of "non-programmed guidance control" in both theory and methodology. It serves as a important support (milestone, foundation) for fully realization of "Aerospace Intelligent Control 1.0".
The key point here is "non-programmed guidance and control". The Chinese words is "非程序制导控制"
. I could only find one doctoral dissertation that used 非程序制导控制 which is translated to "non-programmed guidance and control" in its English summary. The dissertation is about "guidance of boost and glide missile guidance".
Here is what I could gather by reading the paper
In programmed guidance system, the input target coordinate/location and current coordinate/location are used to plot a fixed route. Any deviation of the plot will trigger a minus or plus control command to turn the vehicle back on track. In pseudo code it looks like
if (off course to left by 1 degrees) then
thruster push left by 10 Newton force
It is called "programmed" because for every deviation scenario there is a predetermined adjustment action. A good example is C based language.
To be clear, "non-programmed" is still a computer program but not in the traditional sense. Non-programmed control is to set a set of constraints rather that predetermined If-Elses. The constraints are the expected parameters like route point, angel and speed etc, and of course the target location. The control system will work out all sort of control commands in real-time on the fly to make sure the vehicle stay with the constraints leading it to the target.
The key difference is the commands are generated on the fly rather than pre-loaded before the flight. A close example is the computer language Erlang which BTW will drive a new completely nuts.