TECHNOLOGICAL INTEGRATION IN DYNAMIC CONTROLS 620349
The availability of many new dynamic control, energy conversion, environmental control, and extreme-environment resistance techniques in the aerospace field has greatly increased the possibilities for optimum design of dynamic controls through technological integration. The designer now must work towards an optimum design through direct integration of all available dynamic control techniques with propulsive and/or non-propulsive power sources, with environmental conditions or environmental controls, and with critical design parameters of the vehicle. The available techniques for controls include electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and hybrid. The applications of these techniques to various dynamic control functions as a result of better system integration are illustrated in this paper. This paper is concluded by outlining four major requirements in order to achieve proper technological integration in dynamic controls.