Accession Number : AD0417244

Title :   TOPICS ON FLEXIBLE AIRPLANE DYNAMICS. PART IV. COUPLING OF THE RIGID AND ELASTIC DEGREES OF FREEDOM OF AN AIRFRAME - AUTOPILOT SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 15 Mar 62-15 Feb 63,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC INGLEWOOD CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pass,H.R. ; Pearce,B.F.

Report Date : JUL 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report describes the use of the sensitivity techniques of ASD-TDR-62-1014 for locating a single sensor on an elastic airframe-autopilot system. The sensor is located such that closed loop coupling does not interfere with good closed-loop operation of the airframe. Such coupling can physically be interpreted as the generation of undesired command inputs to the autopilot caused by the detection of elastic motion by the sensor. A reasonable first loca tion for the sensor is decided by engineering judgment and the sensitivity of the closed-loop roots to sensor location is found by employing the aforementioned sensitivity techniques. Prediction of the most desirable sensor loca tion can then be made without many tedious iterations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRFRAMES, AEROELASTICITY), DYNAMICS, STABILITY, DETECTORS, DEFORMATION, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, AIR, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, EQUATIONS, MOTION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE