Accession Number:

ADA091014

Title:

Design of a Lateral Stability Augmentation System for the F-106 to Improve Lateral Handling Qualities During Tracking

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May 1977-Jan 1979

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

An improved lateral stability augmentation system has been developed to improve the handling qualities of the F-106 in the air-to-air tracking task. The existing yaw rate and roll rate feedbacks, as well as the aileron to rudder interconnect, were removed and replaced with calculated sideslip rate and measured sideslip feedbacks. An advanced root locus technique, the root map was used to set the gains on sideslip and sideslip rate. The resulting system was evaluated using a nonpiloted hybrid simulation as well as a digital frequency domain analysis program. The system was then evaluated by operational F-106 pilots using the Flight Dynamics Laboratorys LAMARS motion based simulator. Based on simulator results, the system was installed on an F-106 and flight tested at Tyndall AFB, Florida. The results of basic analyses, nonpiloted simulations, piloted simulations, and flight test are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE