1976-02-01

An Approach to a Methodology for Selection and Development of Flight/Propulsion Control Coupling Technologies 760884

The Flight Propulsion Control Coupling (FPCC) Methodology is a management technique for evaluating the many available aircraft and propulsion technologies and modes of control so that development resources are expended on those that have the highest potential payoff. Beginning with mission and operational requirements for a future aircraft, the various technologies and modes of control are screened to eliminate those that obviously do not apply. Those surviving are evaluated quantitatively to determine relative merit using a criterion, such as cost effectiveness. A series of computer generated matrices is used to exercise the methodology which also serves as a basis for in-depth development planning for promising technologies. The methodology is demonstrated by means of a “walkthrough” using preliminary data and the operational requirements of a 1985 air combat aircraft.

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