Flight Control Systems

Flight Control Systems

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Annotation Bridging the gap between academic research and real-world applications, this reference on modern flight control methods for fixed-wing aircraft deals with fundamentals of flight control systems design, then concentrates on applications based on the modern control methods used in the latest aircraft. The book is written for practicing engineers who are new to the aviation industry, postgraduate students in strategic or applied research, and advanced undergraduates. Some knowledge of classical control is assumed. Pratt is a member of IEEE and is UK Member for AIAA's Technical Committee on Guidance, Navigation and Control. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)The second generation was developed in the 1960s and early 1970s (e.g. Airbus A300, Boeing 727, 737, 747, Lockheed L1011 and ... The 737 autopilot was the first to offer a mode called control wheel steering (CWS) which allows manual controller-augmented steering. ... The fourth generation (e.g. Airbus A319/A320/ A321, A330/A340, Boeing 777) is characterised by full-time, full-authority electronicanbsp;...

Title:Flight Control Systems
Author:Roger Pratt
Publisher:IET - 2000


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