Accession Number : AD0829292

Title :   EVALUATION OF RELIABILITY PREDICTION TECHNIQUES FOR ENTIRE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan 67-15 Jan 68,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Gottfried, Paul ; Jettner, Edward ; Weiss, David W. ; Barnhart, Philip W.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 368

Abstract : The objective of this program was the evaluation of previously developed reliability prediction techniques for use where available data are inadequate for conventional predictions. The evaluation was conducted by the application of these techniques to a current, developmental, adaptive flight-control system: that of the F-111A aircraft. The report presents quantitative and qualitative descriptions of this system for two definitions of 'reliability' -- squawk or failure and mission abort. It also presents conclusions as to the practicability and usefulness of the techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*JET FIGHTERS, RELIABILITY, FAILURE(MECHANICS), FAILURE, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STABILITY, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, ABORT, DECISION MAKING, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE