Energy Management Techniques for Fuel Conservation in Military Transport Aircraft
Final rept. 6 Jan 1975-6 Feb 1976
ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP READING MA
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This report presents the results of an investigation of energy management techniques for fuel conservation in a large transport aircraft, the USAF C-141A. Using the methods of optimal control theory and numerical simulation, fuel-optimal flight paths are computed and compared with conventional vertical profiles for typical mission scenarios. Algorithms for on- board guidance to minimize fuel use are synthesized and evaluated, and functional requirements for system implementation are developed. Concepts for flight testing this throttleenergy management technique are presented.
- Transport Aircraft
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion