A revised design concept for the A-7E approach power compensator system

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Authors
Finney, David Haley
Subjects
Approach power compensation system
Automatic throttle control
Automatic power control
Airspeed control
Automatic carrier landing
A-7E aircraft
Advisors
Hess, Ronald A.
Date of Issue
1973-03
Date
March 1973
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The present concept of automatic throttle control, as employed in Navy carrier-based aircraft, was investigated. The aircraft chosen for study was the A-7E. The powerplant was the TF41-A-2, a turbofan engine with a relatively slow throttle response in the approach power range. The effects of additional inputs to the approach power compensator were evaluated. It was shown that a considerable increase in performance could be chieved through the incorporation of longitudinal feedback. In addition, the limitations imposed on performance by large engine lags were found to be much less severe for systems with longitudinal feedback. The modifications suggested require a redesign of the approach power compensator system currently in use by the Navy.
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Aeronautics
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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