Tilt Rotor Aircraft Modeling Using a Generic Simulation Structure,
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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Rapid ongoing and projected changes in the defense economy imply that todays tendency to use a wide variety of modeling simulation structures may not be affordable tomorrow. Todays complex aircraft and related systems require highly sophisticated mathematical models to support specific test applications. The past can be characterized as a time when many new aircraft were developed with the associated funding to develop one or more unique simulation models for each new aircraft. The future points to fewer new aircraft and reduced defense budgets, placing more emphasis on generic models, including reconfigurable simulation model structures. Complexity requirements for modeling and simulation tomorrow will increase with highly specialized mission applications and the requirement to participate in multi-service distributed interactive simulation scenarios. This paper discusses the use of a generic simulation model structure to rapidly model and analyze an isolated rotor system for a state-of-the-art tilt rotor aircraft.
- Operations Research