Accession Number : ADA325252

Title :   Limited Handling Qualities Evaluation of Augmented Longitudinal Flight Control Systems Designed with State-Space Optimization Techniques (HAVE INFINITY).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Dec 96,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Edwards, Phillip T. ; Fittante, Philip R. ; DeLiberato, Tony ; Snyder, Steven P. ; Yarger, Thomas W.

PDF Url : ADA325252

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This technical report presents the results of a limited handling qualities evaluation of augmented longitudinal flight control systems designed with state-space optimization techniques. The objective of the test was to evaluate the handling qualities of four longitudinal flight control systems during the approach and landing phase of flight. Three of the flight control systems used state-space design techniques and the fourth used classical design techniques. The four flight control systems were evaluated using the Variable Stability Simulator II (VSS II) , which was a highly modified Learjet Model 25. Testing was requested by Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and was conducted under the authority of the Commandant, USAF Test Pilot School.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, TEST AND EVALUATION, FLIGHT TESTING, SCHOOLS, OHIO, PILOTS, QUALITY, HANDLING, FLIGHT SIMULATION, LANDING.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE