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V‐22 Roll‐on‐Deck Control Law Design

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Control law design, simulation, and shipboard verification of flight control software enhancing V‐22 operational effectiveness on and near the ship deck are discussed. The control law design effort centers around the use of regime recognition, enhanced predictive techniques, and active control technologies to increase lateral control power, enhance control response bandwidth and predictability, and improve disturbance rejection due to ship motion and rotor wake impingement from other aircraft. Simulation predictions, flight test data, and sea trials test results are presented to validate the effectiveness of the control laws in improving handling qualities and flight control precision while mitigating V‐22 roll responses to ship deck motion and rotor wake impingement from other aircraft.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: The Boeing Company, Philadelphia, PA

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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