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Preliminary flight test results of a fly-by-throttle emergency flight control system on an F-15 airplaneA multi-engine aircraft, with some or all of the flight control system inoperative, may use engine thrust for control. NASA Dryden has conducted a study of the capability and techniques for this emergency flight control method for the F-15 airplane. With an augmented control system, engine thrust, along with appropriate feedback parameters, is used to control flightpath and bank angle. Extensive simulation studies have been followed by flight tests. This paper discusses the principles of throttles-only control, the F-15 airplane, the augmented system, and the flight results including landing approaches with throttles-only control to within 10 ft of the ground.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Burcham, Frank W., Jr.
(NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Facility Edwards, CA, United States)
Maine, Trindel A.
(NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Facility Edwards, CA, United States)
Fullerton, C. G.
(NASA Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Wells, Edward A.
(McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1993
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1820
Meeting Information
AIAA, SAE, ASME, and ASEE, Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit(Monterey, CA)
Distribution Limits
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