Accession Number : ADD000050

Title :   Fluidically Augmented Variable Gain Artificial Feel System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kaniuka,Walter W

Report Date : 16 Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent describes a fluidic artificial feel system responsive to the rotational and vertical accelerations and the speed of an aircraft along its flight path. It includes fluidic angular and vertical accelerators, an air data sensor and fluidic variable gain amplifiers gain modulated according to the signal received from the air data sensor. The accelerometers and the air data sensor are connected through respective variable gain amplifiers to a summing amplifier, the output signal thereof being connected to a fluidic valve which provides a pressure differential across a piston connected to the control stick of the aircraft.

Descriptors :   *Flight control systems, *Fluidic control, *Patents, Accelerometers, Hydraulic servomechanisms, Control sticks, Valves, Fluid amplifiers

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE