Accession Number:

AD0766642

Title:

STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation. Volume V. Part I. Flight Control Technology: System Analysis and Trade Studies for a Medium STOL Transport with Vectored Thrust/Mechanical Flaps

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 8 Jun 1971-8 Dec 1972

Corporate Author:

BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

254.0

Abstract:

A program of flight control technology applicable to an Advance Medium STOL Transport AMST airplane equipped with a vectored-thrust powered lift system has been conducted. Low q moment producers were evaluated. Mathematical models control laws of control systems suitable for the STOL landing approach were defined. The effect of control system mechanization complexity on performance, weight, cost, safety, design risk, and vulnerability to small arms fire was evaluated. A candidate control system was selected and its performance was validated using a piloted moving base simulation. While this study specifically concerned control technology for airplanes equipped with the vectored thrust form of powered lift, the results are considered to have direct application to airplanes with other forms of powered lift, such as internally blown jet flaps and upper surface blown flaps. Author

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE