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Combat Agility Management System (CAMS)The proper management of energy becomes a complex task in fighter aircraft which have high angle of attack (AOA) capability. Maneuvers at high AOA are accompanied by high bleed rates (velocity decrease), a characteristic that is usually undesirable in a typical combat arena. Eidetics has developed under NASA SBIR Phase 1 and NAVAIR SBIR Phase 2 contracts a system which allows a pilot to more easily and effectively manage the trade-off of energy (airspeed or altitude) for turn rate while not imposing hard limits on the high AOA nose pointing capability that can be so important in certain air combat maneuver situations. This has been accomplished by incorporating a two-stage angle of attack limiter into the flight control laws. The first stage sets a limit on AOA to achieve a limit on the maximum bleed rate (selectable) by limiting AOA to values which are dependent on the aircraft attitude and dynamic pressure (or flight path, velocity, and altitude). The second stage sets an AOA limit near the AOA for C(sub l max). One of the principal benefits of such a system is that it enables a low-experience pilot to become much more proficient at managing his energy. The Phase 2 simulation work is complete, and an exploratory flight test on the F-18 HARV is planned for the Fall of 1994 to demonstrate/validate the concept.
Document ID
19950007836
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Skow, Andrew (Eidetics Aircraft, Inc. Torrance, CA, United States)
Porada, William (Eidetics Aircraft, Inc. Torrance, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Dryden Flight Research Center, Fourth High Alpha Conference, Volume 2
Subject Category
AERODYNAMICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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