Accession Number : ADA140143

Title :   Computer Program to Simulate Digital Computer Based Longitudinal Flight Control Laws in a High Performance Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Carter,J R

PDF Url : ADA140143

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The IBM Company's Continuous Systems Modeling Program was used to simulate the longitudinal flight control system of the F/A-18 aircraft. The model is intended for use in investigations of aircraft response to flight conditions which approach spin or stall and is rstricted to the automatic flaps up (AFU) flight mode. Program outputs include stabilator deflection, leading and trailing edge flap positions, and cross-axis interconnect signals. Various stick forces, motion sensor inputs and air pressure inputs were simulated to produce transient control surface responses. These computer generated responses exhibited characteristics corresponding to predicted aircraft control surface movements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Flight control systems, *Simulation, *Attitude control systems, *Computer programs, Automatic, Aerodynamic control surfaces, Longitude, Flaps(Control surfaces), Trailing edges, Air pressure, Leading edge flaps, Systems analysis, Models, Computerized simulation, Performance(Engineering), Response, Control theory, Theses

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE