Accession Number : ADA130709


Title :   Airplane Actuation Trade Study


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 Jun 1979-1 Jul 1982


Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA NORTH AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Helsley, C W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a130709.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 386


Abstract : This report contains the results of the Airplane Actuation Trade Study Program. The study, conducted in three phases, included establishment of actuation requirements; design of two airplanes (a baseline airplane and an all- electric airplane) and a trade study of the two airplanes plus several minor variants. The trade study includes quantitive comparison data relative to weight, reliability, maintainability, and life cycle cost. The study results indicate that the All-Electric approach did not provide a viable alternative to the more conventional Hydraulic Electric approach as these approaches would be developed and applied to aircraft of the mid-1990 time period.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER , *ACTUATORS , *HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS , FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , VIBRATION , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , CONFIGURATIONS , POWER SUPPLIES , ACOUSTICS , TACTICAL AIRCRAFT , FLY BY WIRE CONTROL


Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE