Accession Number:

AD0730153

Title:

An Investigation of Cross-Coupling the Elevators and Throttle Systems for the KC-135 Aircraft in the Landing Configuration.

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:

127.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of using cross-coupling methods as additional controls during automatic landing approaches. This investigation was for aircraft that have the engine thrust line below the center of gravity of the aircraft. The KC-135 aircraft dynamics were used in this study. Three methods of cross-coupling of a thrust signal into the elevator system the cross-coupling of the glide slope beam error signal into the engine system and a combination of these two methods. This study showed that the pitch handling characteristics of the aircraft in the landing configuration were improved with all three of the methods investigated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE