Accession Number : ADA329138

Title :   Feasibility Assessment and Optimization Study of Smart Actuation Systems for Enhanced Aircraft Maneuver Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Jun 96-30 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP EL SEGUNDO CA MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Appa, K. ; Ausman, J.

PDF Url : ADA329138

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report presents an analytical method developed to assess the power requirement and placement of the solid state actuators for enhanced maneuver performance of tactical fighters. Optimal control methodology is employed to compute the input stimuli such that the total power requirement is minimum with reduced peak stress levels. The study suggests that solid state actuators require some form of mechanical magnification of displacement for reduced control actuation power.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *ACTUATION, ALGORITHMS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE