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Applications of advanced electric/electronic technology to conventional aircraft
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Author and Affiliation:
Heimbold, R. L.(Lockheed-California Co., Burbank, CA, United States)
Abstract: The desirability of seven advanced technologies as applied to three commercial aircraft of 1985 to 1995 was investigated. Digital fly by wire, multiplexing, ring laser gyro, integrated avionics, all electric airplane, electric load management, and fiber optics were considered for 500 passenger, 50 passenger, and 30 passenger aircraft. The major figure of merit used was Net Value of Technology based on procurement and operating cost over the life of the aircraft. An existing computer program, ASSET, was used to resize the aircraft and evalute fuel usage and maintenance costs for each candidate configuration. Conclusions were that, for the 500 passenger aircraft, all candidates had a worthwhile payoff with the all electric airplane having a large payoff.
Publication Date: Jul 01, 1980
Document ID:
19800023867
(Acquired Nov 14, 1995)
Accession Number: 80N32375
Subject Category: AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number: NASA-CR-163576, LR-29520
Coverage: Final Report; Jul. 1979 - Aug. 1980
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS9-15863
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Lockheed-California Co.; Burbank, CA, United States
Description: 276p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; FIBER OPTICS; FLY BY WIRE CONTROL; LASER GYROSCOPES; MULTIPLEXING; AIRCRAFT CONTROL; AVIONICS; COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
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