Accession Number:

AD0743722

Title:

A Parameter Optimization Approach to Aircraft Gust Alleviation.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The report indicates that a knowledge of angle of attack alpha andor gust perturbation angle of attack alpha sub g is of prime importance for a longitudinal autopilot designed to alleviate the effect of vertical gusts. However, accurate measurement of alpha and alpha sub g is extremely difficult. This research indicates that the readily measurable normal acceleration factor n and pitch rate q can be used to provide alpha and alpha sub g information indirectly. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE