Accession Number : AD0760571

Title :   Flight Evaluation of Optimal Commands for F-106 Minimum Time Climb and Acceleration.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 70-Nov 72,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Schiro,John A. ; Shykula,Thomas J.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The background and results of a flight test program to examine the comparative time advantages of an energy optimization climb and acceleration methodology, in contrast to present F-106 handbook procedures, is described. The optimum procedure was implemented in the F-106 airborne digital computer, and provided a single control error signal to indicate deviations from an optimum flight profile. Flight results indicated that time savings as great as 24 percent in climb, and 27 percent in acceleration are achievable. Operational aircraft performance variations, however, prevented consistent realization of the maximum time savings. The steering signal and display were shown to provide proper indication over some portions of the flight regime, while exhibiting erratic behavior during rapid transition flight phases. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMBING, OPTIMIZATION), (*JET FIGHTERS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), FLIGHT PATHS, ACCELERATION, SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS, FLIGHT TESTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE