Accession Number : AD0743722

Title :   A Parameter Optimization Approach to Aircraft Gust Alleviation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Clement,Russell Lee

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The report indicates that a knowledge of angle of attack (alpha) and/or gust perturbation angle of attack (alpha sub g) is of prime importance for a longitudinal autopilot designed to alleviate the effect of vertical gusts. However, accurate measurement of alpha and alpha sub g is extremely difficult. This research indicates that the readily measurable normal acceleration factor (n) and pitch rate (q) can be used to provide alpha and alpha sub g information indirectly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AUTOMATIC PILOTS, *GUSTS), GUST LOADS, TURBULENCE, SERVOMECHANISMS, FEEDBACK, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE