NEW TRENDS AND PROBLEM AREAS IN AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL

For most current high performance aircraft, automatic control is necessary for desirable performance in a majority of operational flight regimes. In many new designs it will be necessary even for marginally successful performance. To meet these challenges new flight control technology exhibits two predominant trends. The first of these discussed is "Expansion in Functions" . Most of these additional functions are the consequence of greater interdependence between airframe and controller. The second trend, "Changes in Mechanization Features" , is a veritable revolution in which digital/discrete replace analog/continuous controller elements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics, Tel Aviv and Haifa Israel, May 2-3, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Weizmann Science Press of Israel

    P.O. Box 801
    Jerusalem 91000,   Israel 
  • Authors:
    • Mcruer, D
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-10
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM