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Title In-flight simulators and fly-by-wire/light demonstrators : a historical account of international aeronautical research / Peter G. Hamel, editors ; translated by Ravindra V. Jategaonkar
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 345 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Foreword to the English Edition; Foreword to the German Edition; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1 Introduction; 1.1 In-Flight Simulation as Ultimate Tool for Flight Systems Research; 1.2 Current State of Knowledge; 1.3 The Book Layout; References; 2 Flying Qualities-Some History; 2.1 Fixed-Wing Aircraft; 2.2 Rotorcraft; References; 3 Modeling and Simulation-Basics and Benefits; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Simulation and System Identification; 3.2.1 General; 3.2.2 System Identification; 3.2.3 Ground-Based Simulation; 3.3 In-Flight Simulation; References
4 Predecessors in Germany4.1 Artificial Stabilization; 4.2 From Aerodynamic Auxiliary Devices to Controller Assistance; References; 5 Variable Stability Aircraft and In-Flight Simulators; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 USA; 5.2.1 CAL/Calspan; Vought F4U-5 VS (1948-1952); Fairchild PT-26 (1948-1950); Beechcraft C-45F (1951-1953); Douglas JTB-26B (1951-1957); Lockheed EF-94A (1952-1958); North American EF-86E (1953-1955); Lockheed NT-33A (1957-1997); Chance Vought F7U-3 (1958-1959); Douglas TB-26B (1959-1981) Convair NC-131H TIFS (1970-2011) Bell X-22A VS (1971-1984); Boeing NCH-46 VSC (1972-1988); Learjet Model 24D VS (Since 1981); Learjet Model 25B/D VS (Since 1991); General Dynamics NF-16D VISTA (Since 1992); Sikorsky NSH-60B VSC (1992-2011); NUH-60L VSS (Since 2016); 5.2.2 NASA; Grumman F6F-3 VS (1952-1956); Lockheed T-02/TV-1 VS (1952-1960); North American F-86A VS (1950-1956); Sikorsky HO3S-1 (1952-1958); North American YF-86D (1952-1960); Grumman F9F-2 (1954-1955) North American F-86E (1957-1959) Grumman F-11F-1F (1960-1961); North American JF-100C (1960-1972); Bell X-14A/B (1960-1981); Boeing-Vertol YCH-46C (1962-1975); Lockheed C-140 JetStar GPAS (1965-1977); Boeing 367-80 SST (1965-1966); Grumman C-11A STA (1976-2011); Boeing CH-47B (1979-1989); British Aerospace YAV-8B VSRA (1984-1997); Sikorsky JUH-60A RASCAL (Since 1989); McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A FAST (2012-2014); 5.2.3 US Industry; Mc Donnell XF-88A (1954) Mc Donnell NF-101A (1963-1964) Convair NF-106B VST (1968-1971); Sikorsky S-76A SHADOW (1983-1995); 5.2.4 US-Universities; Ryan Navion (1952-1954); Piasecki HUP-1 (1958-1960); Ryan Navion VRA (1968-1988); Ryan Navion VSRA (Since 1989); 5.3 Canada; 5.3.1 Pioneering Contributions of NRC Aerospace; 5.3.2 Bell H-13G (1962-1968); 5.3.3 Bell 47G3 (1966-1970); 5.3.4 Bell 205A-1 (1970-2012); 5.3.5 Bell 412 ASRA (Since 2001); 5.4 England; 5.4.1 Short SC. 1 (1957-1971); 5.4.2 Beagle Bassett VSS (1973-2014); 5.4.3 BAE VAAC Harrier T.2 (1985-2008)
Summary This book offers the first complete account of more than sixty years of international research on In-Flight Simulation and related development of electronic and electro-optic flight control system technologies (“Fly-by-Wire” and “Fly-by-Light”). They have provided a versatile and experimental procedure that is of particular importance for verification, optimization, and evaluation of flying qualities and flight safety of manned or unmanned aircraft systems. Extensive coverage is given in the book to both fundamental information related to flight testing and state-of-the-art advances in the design and implementation of electronic and electro-optic flight control systems, which have made In-Flight Simulation possible. Written by experts, the respective chapters clearly show the interdependence between various aeronautical disciplines and in-flight simulation methods. Taken together, they form a truly multidisciplinary book that addresses the needs of not just flight test engineers, but also other aeronautical scientists, engineers and project managers and historians as well. Students with a general interest in aeronautics as well as researchers in countries with growing aeronautical ambitions will also find the book useful. The omission of mathematical equations and in-depth theoretical discussions in favor of fresh discussions on innovative experiments, together with the inclusion of anecdotes and fascinating photos, make this book not only an enjoyable read, but also an important incentive to future research. The book, translated from the German by Ravindra Jategaonkar, is an extended and revised English edition of the book Fliegende Simulatoren und Technologieträger, edited by Peter Hamel and published by Appelhans in 2014
Notes "Revised, extended and translated from the original book in German: 'Fliegende Simulatoren und Technologieträger: Braunschweiger Luftfahrtforschung im internationalen Umfeld'."
Includes indexes
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 29, 2017)
Subject Flight simulators -- History.
Fly-by-light control -- History.
Fly-by-wire control -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hamel, Peter G., editor
Jategaonkar, Ravindra V., translator
ISBN 3319539973 (electronic bk.)
9783319539973 (electronic bk.)