Accession Number:

ADA023527

Title:

Energy Management Techniques for Fuel Conservation in Military Transport Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 Jan 1975-6 Feb 1976

Corporate Author:

ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP READING MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

222.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE