Accession Number : ADD003728

Title :   Aircraft Steering and Braking System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Berg,Alan

Report Date : 22 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent describes steering and braking system for aircraft while ground borne with remote and pilot-override control modes. In the remote mode, a single command controller operates both rudder and differential brakes of the main landing gear. The rudder is provided with a fast-response electro-hydraulic actuator for right, neutral and left positions while the brakes are provided with slow-response pulsating hydraulic actuators for right, left and unison braking. Above a predetermined air speed, the brake control is inactivated. In the pilot-override control mode, the rudder and differential brakes are independently controlled.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Aircraft equipment, Supersonic aircraft, Steering, Braking, Control systems, Dual mode, Remote control, Hydraulic actuators

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE