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Full-scale wind tunnel investigation of a helicopter individual blade control systemThis paper discusses the preparations and plans to test an individual rotor blade pitch control system in the 40- by 80- Foot Wind Tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center. The test will be performed on a full-scale BO-105 rotor system using a control system made by Henschel Flugzeug-Werke, GmbH, Germany. The Individual Blade Control (IBC) actuators have been designed to replace the pitchlinks of the rotor system. The paper presents a brief historical perspective on the development of the individual blade control system and then describes the present IBC actuators and the wind tunnel test hardware. A discussion of the intended test matrix, expected potential benefits of IBC, and simulation results are included.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Jacklin, Stephen A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Leyland, Jane A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Blaas, Achim
(Henschel Flugzeug-Werke GmbH Kassel, Germany)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA(ASME)ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 34th and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19-22, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 1 (A93-33876 1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject Category
Aircraft Stability And Control
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1361
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