Accession Number : ADA269273

Title :   Aircraft Flight Test Trajectory Control.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : JAN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 220

Abstract : This report describes two design techniques for linear flight test trajectory controllers (FTTCs); Eigenstructure assignment and the minimum error excitation technique. The two techniques are used to design FTTCs for an F-15 aircraft model for eight different maneuvers at thirty different flight conditions. An evaluation of the FTTCs is presented.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *FLIGHT TESTING, *TRAJECTORIES, *JET FIGHTERS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, GUIDANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EIGENVECTORS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, PERTURBATIONS, AUTOMATIC PILOTS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE