Accession Number:

AD0730150

Title:

Analysis of the FDL-8 Lifting Body Lateral-Directional Modes and Preliminary Design of a Stability Augmentation System for Subsonic Flight.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

The problem was to determine if the FDL-8 manned re-entry vehicle lateral-directional modes have clearly adequate pilot handling qualities in subsonic flight. If not, a SAS was to be designed. Lateral characteristics for 21 subsonic flight conditions were obtained from linearized aircraft lateral equations. Assumptions were that symmetrical reference flight conditions and small-perturbation theory apply. The characteristics compared with requirements for highest level handling qualities showed a SAS was required. A two-loop SAS was designed using Root-Locus techniques. The yaw damper loops included undesirable Roll-Spiral coupling but the roll damper, second loop suppressed the Roll-Spiral coupling. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE