APPLICATION OF ACTIVE CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY TO AIRCRAFT RIDE SMOOTHING

Prototype ride smoothing systems (RSS's) were synthesized for flight testing aboard the NASA general purpose airborne simulator (GPAS). The systems were designed to meet comprehensive criteria, including passenger comfort and aircraft handling qualities considerations. System performance estimates based on analytic expressions were compared to estimates derived from digital calculations. The effects of RSS's on pilot workload during instrument landing system (ILS) approach in turbulence was examined in a fixed-base simulator. A limited number of flights were conducted to verify predicted RSS performance. Results of these experiments indicate that the RSS's reduce pilot workload and increase passenger comfort, while maintaining handling qualities.

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  • Authors:
    • JACOBSON, I D
    • Lapins, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 775-781
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM