Accession Number:

AD0742314

Title:

Design of a Longitudinal Flight Control System for a STOL Transport 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:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

The longitudinal dynamics of a medium STOL transport are studied to determine the augmentation necessary to provide an acceptable longitudinal flight control system, and a flight control system is synthesized and evaluated. Wind tunnel data is analyzed and an operating envelope is defined. Longitudinal handling qualities of the unaugmented aircraft are compared to Air Force requirements, and design criteria are formulated. A longitudinal flight control system which utilizes parallel actuation of both elevator and direct-lift control spoilers through movement of the pilots stick is synthesized using root locus techniques. The system is based upon control of the flight path. Author

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE