Accession Number : ADA186949

Title :   A Survey of Aircraft Integrated Control Technology.

Descriptive Note : Systems technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Hill, R D

PDF Url : ADA186949

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Current design techniques applied to aircraft flight control systems have been surveyed and the increasing use of modern control theory in the control system design of experimental technology demonstrator aircraft is described. The modern control system design methodology is seen to be particularly suitable for application to the design of controllers for complex, multivariable aircraft systems which are composed of dynamically interacting subsystems. These will typically include the flight control, propulsion and weapon systems. Some suggestions regarding the most appropriate form of future ARL involvement in this large and expanding area are made.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AIRCRAFT, DEMONSTRATIONS, INTERACTIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, CONTROL, CONTROL THEORY, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE