Accession Number : ADA320064

Title :   Volume IV. Flight Test Management. Chapter 6. Simulation for Flight Test.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA320064

Report Date : MAR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : No engineering discipline has experienced such rapid growth as simulation. With the advent of modern digital computers the use of simulation has exploded. Simulation has become a critical part of U.S. research and development programs. Would the Space Shuttle even be possible without simulation ? Air Force contractors are relying more and more on simulation in the design and development process. It covers a wide spectrum of applications from the design and testing of aircraft and aircraft subsystems to the training of the aircrews. With further increases in electronic technology the applications for simulation will only be enhanced. The future objective of flight test may very well be the validation of math model simulations of aircraft and their subsystems. Test Pilots and flight Test Engineers need an appreciation of this new and expanding field. The flight test community is currently experiencing the twin problems of rapidly escalating test and energy costs coupled with increasing test requirements to satisfactorily evaluate systems of ever increasing complexibility. Simulation is viewed as a ajor contributor to the solution of this problem.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, *DIGITAL SIMULATION, *TEST MANAGEMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REQUIREMENTS, ELECTRONICS, AIR FORCE, HIGH RATE, AIRCRAFT, VALIDATION, FLIGHT CREWS, GROWTH(GENERAL), PILOTS, ENERGY, CONTRACTORS, COSTS, ENGINEERING, SPACE SHUTTLES, ENGINEERS, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, DIGITAL COMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE