Accession Number : ADD009053

Title :   Aircraft Load Factor Overload Warning System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnston,John T ; Venorsky,George W

Report Date : 24 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An overload warning system for fighter type aircraft combines analytical techniques of computing structural loads with flight conditions and aircraft control inputs to calculate the allowable load factor/control input on a real time basis. The flight conditions and aircraft control inputs are monitored by a microprocessor, which continuously monitors actual load factor, compares the answers with a computed allowable value and generates an ouput signal whenever a prescribed value is exceeded. This signal is available for transmission to aural or visual warning devices and for permanent recording. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Jet fighters, *Overload, *Warning systems, Airframes, Flight maneuvers, Loads(Forces), Monitors, Weight, Velocity, Flight control systems, Recording systems, Indicators, Computations, Algorithms, Microprocessors

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE