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Flight Simulator Evaluation of Enhanced Propulsion Control Modes for Emergency Operation
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Author and Affiliation:
Litt, Jonathan, S(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States);
Sowers, T.(Vantage Partners, LLC, Brook Park, OH);
Owen, A., Karl(Motile Robotics, Inc., Joppa, MD);
Fulton, Christopher, E.(ZIN Technologies, Inc., Brook Park, OH, United States);
Chicatelli, Amy, K.(Vantage Partners, LLC, Brook Park, OH)
Abstract: This paper describes piloted evaluation of enhanced propulsion control modes for emergency operation of aircraft. Fast Response and Overthrust modes were implemented to assess their ability to help avoid or mitigate potentially catastrophic situations, both on the ground and in flight. Tests were conducted to determine the reduction in takeoff distance achievable using the Overthrust mode. Also, improvements in Dutch roll damping, enabled by using yaw rate feedback to the engines to replace the function of a stuck rudder, were investigated. Finally, pilot workload and ability to handle the impaired aircraft on approach and landing were studied. The results showed that improvement in all aspects is possible with these enhanced propulsion control modes, but the way in which they are initiated and incorporated is important for pilot comfort and perceived benefit.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 2012
Document ID:
20120015476
(Acquired Nov 05, 2012)
Subject Category: AIRCRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: NASA/TM-2012-217698, AIAA Paper 2012-2604, E-18385
Document Type: Technical Report
Meeting Information: AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference; 19-21 Jun. 2012; Garden Grove, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Reston, VA, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 284848.02.05.03.02.03
Financial Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Organization Source: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 22p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: FLIGHT SIMULATORS; PROPULSION; TAKEOFF; YAW; EMERGENCIES; ROLL; RUDDERS
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