Accession Number : ADA307768

Title :   Flight and Ground Testing of New Flight Control Software for the F/A-18 Hornet.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Loria, C. J. ; Beck, Evin

PDF Url : ADA307768

Report Date : 17 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Our briefing will cover the: (1) F/A-18 Aircraft; (2) An overview of the Hornet's Flight Control System; (3) A brief synopsis of selected flight controls system related mishaps; (4) Our testing of the software, or 'Operational Flight Program' which in a highly augmented, fly-by-wire aircraft constitutes a new flight control system; and (5) Results and Conclusions. And a brief overview of lessons learned.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *JET FIGHTERS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, FLIGHT TESTING, PITCH(MOTION), ANGLE OF ATTACK, FORTRAN, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, FLIGHT ENVELOPE, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, FLIGHT SIMULATION, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, SYSTEM SAFETY, AILERONS, AERIAL RUDDERS, FLY BY WIRE CONTROL, LEADING EDGE FLAPS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Programming and Software
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE