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Application of AI methods to aircraft guidance and controlA research program for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) techniques with tools and methods used for aircraft flight control system design, development, and implementation is discussed. The application of the AI methods for the development and implementation of the logic software which operates with the control mode panel (CMP) of an aircraft is presented. The CMP is the pilot control panel for the automatic flight control system of a commercial-type research aircraft of Langley Research Center's Advanced Transport Operating Systems (ATOPS) program. A mouse-driven color-display emulation of the CMP, which was developed with AI methods and used to test the AI software logic implementation, is discussed. The operation of the CMP was enhanced with the addition of a display which was quickly developed with AI methods. The display advises the pilot of conditions not satisfied when a mode does not arm or engage. The implementation of the CMP software logic has shown that the time required to develop, implement, and modify software systems can be significantly reduced with the use of the AI methods.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Hueschen, Richard M.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Mcmanus, John W.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
Aircraft Stability And Control
Meeting Information
1988 American Control Conference(Atlanta, GA)
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