A parameter optimization approach to aircraft gust alleviation
Clement, Russell Lee
Hess, Ronald A.
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This research indicates that a knowledge of angle of attack (a) and/or great perturbation angle of attack (ag) is of prime importance for a longitudinal autopilot designed to alleviate the effect of vertical gusts. However, accurate measurement of a and ag is extremely difficult. This research indicates that the readily measureable normal acceleration factor (n) and pitch rate (q) can be used to provide a and ag information indirectly
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