Accession Number:

AD0274175

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF DIGITAL SIMULATION OF AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

220.0

Abstract:

Feasibility and methods of digitally simulating generalized aircraft systems were studied. The following systems were considered 1 wing flaps, 2 high pressure pneumatic, 3 hydraulic, 4 engine control, 5 fuel, 6 landing gear, and 7 electrical. To develop generalized systems, F4H-1, A4D-1, A4D-2, FJ-2, P6M, F9F, F3H-2N, and F-102A aircraft were studied. Logical flow charts accompanied by the mathematical relations to simulate digitally the indicated aircraft systems were prepared. Simulation of the systems can be facilitated by special devices. For a particular aircraft to be simulated, the appropriate inputs and the general simulation program could be combined by an assembly program to produce an optimized object program. Analysis of the fuel and electrical systems showed that simulation and generalization can best be accomplished by the development of an assembly program. A computer word or words having digits corresponding to the inputs and outputs of a system could be used to control most of the simulation logic. Incorporation of these special devices could significantly reduce equipment requirements and aid systems simulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE