Accession Number:

AD0604253

Title:

APPLICATION OF THE LIMIT-CYCLE SELFADAPTIVE CONCEPT TO THE B-58 LATERAL DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AUGMENTATION SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

The limit-cycle concept is used to sesign a lateraldirectional control system for the B-58. Existing servos and sensors are used, and the mechanical aileron-torudder interconnect is maintained. An analog simulation is used to evaluate the feasibility of the concept as applied to the B-58. The design is evaluated for rolldamper failure, coordination, wing heaviness, and engine failure. The evaluation shows that the concept will usually result in a system with good lateral stability but low Dutch roll damping. The low damping can cause serious pilot coupling. Some possible corrective measures are indicated. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE