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Implementation Approach for an Electrified Aircraft Concept Vehicle in a Research Flight SimulatorThis paper describes a process to develop a flight simulation test capability for the SUbsonic Single Aft eNgine (SUSAN) Electrofan, a subsonic regional jet transport aircraft concept that utilizes electrified propulsion to gain benefits in fuel usage, emissions, and cost. The process, which involves the integration of independently developed models and their subsequent implementation in a flight simulator, is general and can be applied to a variety of aircraft types. However, the use of electrified propulsion architectures has the potential to add complexity beyond that of a traditional aircraft, especially with regard to the pilot interface. The way the pilot interacts with the thrust producing components could vary significantly between architectures, and the information displayed to the pilot will necessarily include additional variables beyond what is normally displayed in a traditional cockpit. This paper describes the integration process in general, as well as specific accommodations made for the architecture under consideration.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Jonathan S Litt
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
T Shane Sowers
(HX5, LLC)
Halle E Buescher
(HX5, LLC)
Jonah J Sachs-Wetstone
(Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Noah S Listgarten
(Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Ralph H Jansen
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
November 19, 2021
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Meeting Information
AIAA SciTech Forum(San Diego, CA and online)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 533127.
Distribution Limits
Use by or on behalf of the US Gov. Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Peer Committee
electrified aircraft propulsion
flight simulation
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