Accession Number : AD0486365

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF AN AUTOMATIC THROTTLE DEVICE DURING TURNING FLIGHT.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Richard Danner

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This thesis is a continuation of a series of studies on automatic throttle compensation systems begun in 1963. Previous investigations have been concerned with flight in a wings level attitude. This study will consider the effects of turning flight on the system. The system under consideration here is the Automatic power Compensator, (APC), an automatic throttle in use in the F-8 and F-4 aircraft. It utilizes feedbacks of angle of attack and normal acceleration. It was found important to differentiate between spurious perturbations and those perturbations from steady introduced due to the aircraft entering a turn.

Descriptors :   *THROTTLING), (*TURNING FLIGHT, (*TURBOJET ENGINES, CONTROL SYSTEMS), AUTOMATIC, JET FIGHTERS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, ACCELERATION, FEEDBACK, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE