Computer program to simulate digital computer based longitudinal flight control laws in a high performance aircraft
Carter, James Robert
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The IEH Company's Continuous Systems Modeling Program was used to simulate the longitudinal flight control system of the F/A-18 aircraft. The model is intended for use in investigations cf aircraft response to flight conditions which approach spin or stall and is restricted to the automatic flaps up (AFU) flight mode. Program outputs include stabilator deflection, leading and trailing edge flap positions, and cress-axis interconnect signals. Various stick forces, motion sensor inputs, and air pressure inputs were simulated to produce transient control surface responses. These computer generated responses exhibited characteristics corresponding to predicted aircraft control surface movements.