CONCEPT FOR ADAPTIVE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION ON COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

An adaptive control method is presented for the minimization of drag during flight for transport aircraft. The minimization of drag is achieved by taking advantage of the redundant control capability available in the pitch axis, with the horizontal tail used as the primary surface and symmetric deflection of the ailerons and cruise flaps used as additional controls. The method is presented for the optimization of one and two control surfaces. The adaptive control method is extended to optimize rate of climb with a throttle fixed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Honeywell

    3660 Technology Drive
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55418
  • Publication Date: 1995-9-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAS 1.26:186034,, H-2072,, NASA-CR-186034
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1996 12:00AM