Accession Number : ADA259205


Title :   URV Flight Test of an ADA Implemented Self-Repairing Flight Control System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 1985-31 Aug 1992


Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Mears, Mark J ; Pruett, Stan ; Houtz, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259205.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : Self-Repairing Flight Control System (SRFCS) technology is an extension of traditional redundancy management. It uses existing redundancy in aircraft control surfaces to compensate for control surface failures and battle damage effects. This report describes the results of flight tests of a SRFCS, coded in Ada for an Unmanned Research Vehicle (URV). This includes a description of the design of the control reconfiguration method, the Failure Detection (FDI) method, the Ada code, the URV model, data analysis of the flight test time histories, and the computational aspects of the algorithms. Time history plots of selected flight test results are included in this report and acceptable performance was achieved for all the failure cases which were flown.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , *CODING , *REPAIR , *SELF OPERATION , TEST AND EVALUATION , ALGORITHMS , CONTROL , CONTROL SYSTEMS , MODELS , FLIGHT , CONTROL SURFACES , ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE , REDUNDANCY , BATTLES , VEHICLES , HISTORY , UNMANNED , TIME , SURFACES , FAILURE , DETECTION , AIRCRAFT , MANAGEMENT , DAMAGE


Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE