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Future Flight Control Capability Development

1983-10-03
831486
The future of the Air Force tactical and strategic forces will depend upon the ability of the future fighter-bomber to be able to effectively penetrate enemy defenses, kill the targets and survive while at the same time being easily supportable in the field. ...That future technology is now being matured in the exploratory development program of the Aeronautical Systems Division, Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Flight Control Division and is aimed at providing options for the solutions to the requirements of the Air Force such as avoiding detection, increasing the probability of finding and destroying targets with multiple kills per pass, having enhanced crew capability and improved force availability. ...The future of the Air Force tactical and strategic forces will depend upon the ability of the future fighter-bomber to be able to effectively penetrate enemy defenses, kill the targets and survive while at the same time being easily supportable in the field. That future technology is now being matured in the exploratory development program of the Aeronautical Systems Division, Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Flight Control Division and is aimed at providing options for the solutions to the requirements of the Air Force such as avoiding detection, increasing the probability of finding and destroying targets with multiple kills per pass, having enhanced crew capability and improved force availability.
Technical Paper

A Simulation Capability for Future Space Flight

1986-10-01
861784
Other resources include a manipulator arm, a neutral bouyancy tank, a Shuttle Orbiter aft flight deck mockup, and a large screen flight simulator. Recently developed is computer generated imagery for low cost space simulation, with 3-body motion, flexible body dynamics, and simulated handling of payloads at the Space Station. ...Among these the Martin Marietta Space Operations Simulator Laboratory in Denver provides resources for real-time piloted flight and other human/machine simulations. Its facilities include a 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF), man-rated carriage with a 3 DOF target gimbal, which is computer driven to simulate flight in space. ...Its facilities include a 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF), man-rated carriage with a 3 DOF target gimbal, which is computer driven to simulate flight in space. This system can simulate astronaut freeflight, or the relative motion of any two bodies in space.
Technical Paper

Development of Icing Condition Remote Sensing Systems and their Implications for Future Flight Operations

2003-06-16
2003-01-2096
The goal of the NASA activity is to develop a relatively low cost stand-alone system that can provide practical icing information to the flight community. The goal of the FAA activity is to develop more advanced systems that can identify supercooled large drop (SLD) as well as general icing conditions and be integrated into the existing weather information infrastructure. ...With icing data always available, flight crews, dispatchers, and traffic controllers can make better-informed strategic and tactical decisions. ...All users -- from forecasters to flight crews -- will need to be trained to properly understand and use this new form of weather product.
Technical Paper

The Role of Pilots and Automation in Future Transport Flight Stations

1982-02-01
821389
Lockheed-Georgia Company, in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has developed a candidate conceptual design for a 1995 flight station. Research flight simulation facilities are being constructed in which that and other conceptual designs can be evaluated in a full mission context. ...New technologies are being exploited, efficient crew systems are being designed, and full-mission flight simulators are being constructed to test the systems in a near-real-world environment. One primary concern of the designers, operators, and certifiers is the determination of the proper amount and type of automation in crew systems.
Technical Paper

Future Trends in Automatic Flight Control Systems

1980-04-01
800627
Future developments in business jet autopilots will build on present day configurations using technological advancements such as microprocessors, memory systems, solid state sensors, and electronic displays. ...The architecture of future autopilots will be further integrated with peripheral systems, dual redundant in configuration, and interconnected on a digital bus, and will utilize solid state displays. ...Operational features including new modes, improved reliability, self monitoring and maintenance tests will also be found in future business jet autopilots.
Technical Paper

Future Challenges in V/STOL Flight Propulsion Control Integration

1980-09-01
801140
Concurrently, pro-found changes, driven by microprocessor technology, are taking place in the fields of flight and propulsion controls. The U.S. Navy and NASA are pursuing a control concept definition program to investigate the basic changes in flight and propulsion control design rationale, criteria and methodology needed to take maximum advantage of these advancements in electronic control technology. ...Navy and NASA are pursuing a control concept definition program to investigate the basic changes in flight and propulsion control design rationale, criteria and methodology needed to take maximum advantage of these advancements in electronic control technology. ...This paper discusses the challenges presented by an advanced V/STOL flight and propulsion control system and an approach to developing the technology needed for this system.
Journal Article

Common Helmet Design for Launch, Entry, & Abort and EVA Activities – A Discussion on the Design and Selection Process of Helmets for Future Manned Flight

2008-06-29
2008-01-1991
This study conceptualized and planned the development of a common helmet system that will deliver a new generation of space flight helmets that incorporate three key features: a helmet system that is IVA/EVA capable, offers excellent acceleration and impact protection, and provides an openable visor feature.
Event

Attend - Innovations in Mobility: Aerospace Digital Summit

2024-06-24
Innovations in Mobility: Aerospace Digital Summitaerospace mobility leaders convene leverage cutting-edge technology, design, develop safety measures, integrate current regulations, suggest future policies, expand markets, diversify revenue streams.
Technical Paper

Spacecraft Fire Detection and Suppression (FDS) Systems: An Overview and Recommendations for Future Flights

1993-07-01
932166
Manned spacecraft contain these three ingredients for fire; therefore, it becomes profitable to review past designs of FDS systems and ground testing to determine system performance and lessons learned in the past for present and future applications. The objective of this paper is to present a brief summary of past FDS designs and to provide a discussion of suppressant agent options for future spacecraft utilizing available information and suppressant and detector test data in this field. ...The objective of this paper is to present a brief summary of past FDS designs and to provide a discussion of suppressant agent options for future spacecraft utilizing available information and suppressant and detector test data in this field. ...A final recommendation for future spacecraft suppressant agent and fire detection methods, based upon this discussion, is the goal of this paper.
Standard

FLIGHT DATA RECORDER

2011-06-07
CURRENT
ARINC747-3
This document provides design guidance for the development and installation of Flight Data Recorders (FDR) which may utilize solid state memory and which may employ some means of data compression. The Flight Data Recorder will be utilized with a Flight Data Acquisition Unit (FDAU) (ARINC Characteristic 573) or a Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit (DFDAU) (ARINC Characteristic 717) to accommodate mandatory flight data recording and other flight data acquisition needs. ...This document provides design guidance for the development and installation of Flight Data Recorders (FDR) which may utilize solid state memory and which may employ some means of data compression. ...The Flight Data Recorder will be utilized with a Flight Data Acquisition Unit (FDAU) (ARINC Characteristic 573) or a Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit (DFDAU) (ARINC Characteristic 717) to accommodate mandatory flight data recording and other flight data acquisition needs.
Book

Electric Flight Technology: The Unfolding of a New Future

2018-05-28
However, it is only recently that it has taken off in a concrete manner with a viable commercial future. The Electric Flight Technology: Unfolding of a New Future reviews the history of this field, discusses the key underlying technologies, and describes how the future for these technologies will likely unfold, distinguishing between all-electric (AE) and hybrid-electric (HE) architectures. ...The Electric Flight Technology: Unfolding of a New Future covers fundamental topics such as: • The history of electric propulsion, including its evolution from using traditional electricity, to solar power to batteries as sources to sustain propulsion and flight. • The various architectures being considered for electric aircraft, specifically small general aviation (GA) aircraft and larger business jets; single-aisle commercial aircraft; and larger twin-aisle commercial aircraft. • The various systems and subsystems of an electric aircraft, along with how various subsystems in the vehicle can be integrated in a more optimal manner. ...The Electric Flight Technology: Unfolding of a New Future reviews the history of this field, discusses the key underlying technologies, and describes how the future for these technologies will likely unfold, distinguishing between all-electric (AE) and hybrid-electric (HE) architectures.
Technical Paper

New Flight Instrumentation for Future Transport Aircraft

1967-02-01
670327
Current studies of flight instruments at Boeing are aimed at improving the safety of approach and landing and the precision of terminal area navigation. ...Current studies of flight instruments at Boeing are aimed at improving the safety of approach and landing and the precision of terminal area navigation. Flight tests and simulation studies are being conducted in an effort to determine the feasibility of various improved displays using current electronic technology.
Standard

Flight Management Systems Review

2017-01-04
CURRENT
AIR4653
It should be used as a basis for ongoing research and development including the human factors aspects of future flight management systems and their interaction with the ATC environment.
Standard

DIGITAL FLIGHT DATA RECORDER

1988-01-21
CURRENT
ARINC542A
This standard includes specific requirements necessary to support flight data recording and other flight data acquisition needs. Design details necessary to ensure interchangeability of equipment in a standard aircraft installation is included.
Standard

ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS (EFI)

2013-06-01
CURRENT
ARINC725-2
The EFI provides display functions that include Attitude Director Indicator (ADI), Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI), Air Data, Map display, Weather display, Radio Altitude data, Flight Control Mode annunciation, Flight Path information, and Flight Warning display.
Standard

FLIGHT CONTROL COMPUTER SYSTEM

1983-04-01
CURRENT
ARINC701-1
This standard sets forth the characteristics of a FCCS within an Automatic Flight System. The FCCS is intended to provide autoland capability for commercial aircraft. The document provides design guidance for the development and installation of a FCCS.
Standard

FLIGHT MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM

1994-06-01
CURRENT
ARINC702-6
The FMCS provides performance data, performance computations, fuel management functions, and navigation and guidance to a desired flight plan.
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