Development and Evaluation of an Automatic Departure Prevention System and Stall Inhibitor for Fighter Aircraft

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Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-29
Author(s): Chen, Robert T. N., Schelhorn, Arno E., Newell, Fred D.
Corporate Author(s): Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Pages: 124
Contract: F33615-72-C-1162
DoD Project: 8225
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Identifier: AD0764767

The report documents the conceptual design, breadboard development and pilot-in-the-loop evaluation of an automatic departure prevention system and a stall inhibitor for fighter aircraft. Using the A-7D as the study aircraft, a departure boundary characterized by alpha and beta was determined from the available data. This departure boundary was then used to help design an automatic departure preventer and a stall inhibitor. An automatic departure prevention device as described in the report works smoothly and will benefit the A-7 aircraft. With just the departure preventer, the pilots could maneuver freely, with great confidence and use the full capability of the airplane, well beyond the present departure boundary.

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