Accession Number : AD0486366

Title :   A STUDY OF AN AUTOMATIC POWER COMPENSATOR WITH AIRSPEED AND ANGLE OF ATTACK AS CONTROLLING INPUTS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McConnel, Richard Appleton

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : A study of an Automatic Power Compensator with inputs of airspeed and angle of attack was conducted by means of a simplified analytical analysis and analogue simulation. Digital Computer programming was used for data reduction. The F-8 aircraft was used as the vehicle for the study. Loop gains were initially set by means of a simplified analysis on the indepent phugoid and short period motions. The validity of such an analysis was demonstrated by analogue simulation of the complete system. The system is feasible both for independent use or as a component of a complete automatic flight system.

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC), (*TURBOJET ENGINES, CONTROL SYSTEMS), STABILIZATION, AIRSPEED, ANGLE OF ATTACK, ANALOG SYSTEMS, SIMULATION, THROTTLING, JET FIGHTERS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, AIRFRAMES, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, LOCUS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE