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Development and flight test of an experimental maneuver autopilot for a highly maneuverable aircraft
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Author and Affiliation:
Duke, Eugene L.(NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, United States);
Jones, Frank P.(NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, United States);
Roncoli, Ralph B.(NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, United States)
Abstract: This report presents the development of an experimental flight test maneuver autopilot (FTMAP) for a highly maneuverable aircraft. The essence of this technique is the application of an autopilot to provide precise control during required flight test maneuvers. This newly developed flight test technique is being applied at the Dryden Flight Research Facility of NASA Ames Research Center. The FTMAP is designed to increase the quantity and quality of data obtained in test flight. The technique was developed and demonstrated on the highly maneuverable aircraft technology (HiMAT) vehicle. This report describes the HiMAT vehicle systems, maneuver requirements, FTMAP development process, and flight results.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1986
Document ID:
19880011769
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 88N21153
Subject Category: AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TP-2618, H-1258, NAS 1.60:2618
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 533-02-71
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center; Edwards, CA, United States
Description: 61p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: AIRCRAFT CONTROL; AIRCRAFT GUIDANCE; AIRCRAFT MANEUVERS; AUTOMATIC CONTROL; AUTOMATIC PILOTS; FLIGHT TESTS; HIGHLY MANEUVERABLE AIRCRAFT
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