Test Techniques for Flight Control Systems of Large Transport Aircraft

Test Techniques for Flight Control Systems of Large Transport Aircraft

1st Edition - February 16, 2021

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  • Authors: Yakui Gao, Gang An, Chaoyou Zhi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229903
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128229910

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Description

Test Techniques for Flight Control Systems of Large Transport Aircraft offers theory and practice of flight control system tests. It is a systematic and practical guide, providing insights to engineers in flight control, particularly those working on system integration and test validation. Ten chapters cover an introduction to flight control system tests, equipment tests and validation, software tests and validation, flight control law and flying qualities evaluation, tests of flight control subsystems, integration and validation based on the iron bird, ground-based test, flight-tests, airworthiness tests and validation, and finally, the current status and prospects for flight control tests and evaluation.

Key Features

  • Presents flight control system integration tests and validation for large transport aircraft
  • Includes the most advanced methods and technologies available
  • Details the latest research and its applications
  • Offers theoretical and practical guidance that engineers can use
  • Considers the state-of-the-art and looks to the future of flight control system tests

Readership

Aerospace system engineers, design engineers, test engineers, and project development team members in aerospace and aircraft programs; postgraduate students and researchers in aerospace, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering; systems scientists; organizational development specialists; business administrators and leaders in aerospace

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    Generals
    The current status and evolution direction for flight control system's test
    The character and evaluation management for flight control system test
    The requirement definition for flight control system test
    The engineering practice for flight control system test
    The flight control system test and validation of large transport aircraft

    Chapter 2: Equipment test and validation for flight control system
    Generals
    The performance and function test
    Intension and rigidity test
    The Power character test
    Insulated electricity character test
    Mechanism condition character test
    Environment test
    Electromagnetism protection test
    Reliability test
    Durability test
    Testability validation
    Test articles selection and sequence for airborne equipment validation
    Organizing and implementation for airborne equipment validation

    Chapter 3: Software test and validation for flight control system
    Generals
    Software testing
    Model-based design and test
    Full life sustain environment for software
    Testing method for software's security and reliability

    Chapter 4: Flight control law and flying qualities evaluating
    Generals
    Phase division and test objective
    Design requirement of engineering simulator
    The test content and method
    The test data collection, processing and evaluating method
    The management for flight control law and flight quality evaluating test

    Chapter 5: Tests of flight control subsystem
    Generals
    The cockpit control subsystem integration test
    The flight by wire subsystem integration test
    The high lift control subsystem integration test
    The automatic flight control subsystem integration test
    The mechanic backup control subsystem integration test

    Chapter 6: Integration and validation based on the ‘iron bird’
    Generals
    The testing environment and sustain facilities
    Debugging and preparing for flight control system's integration test based on the ‘iron bird’
    Cockpit control device integration test based on the ‘iron bird’
    Mechanic backup control subsystem integration test based on the ‘iron bird’
    Flight by wire subsystem integration test based on the ‘iron bird’
    High lift control subsystem integration test based on the ‘iron bird’
    Automatic flight control subsystem integration test based on the ‘iron bird’
    Flight control system integration test and validation based on the ‘iron bird’
    Pilot-in-loop test based on the ‘iron bird’
    Evaluating method for flight control system integration test based on the ‘iron bird’
    The management for flight control system integration test based on the ‘iron bird’

    Chapter 7: Onboard-ground aircraft test of flight control system
    Generals
    The flight control system integration test on airplane
    The structure model interaction test
    The electromagnetism compatibility test on airplane

    Chapter 8: Flight-test of flight control system
    Generals
    The requirement of flight control system flight-tests
    A general outline for flight control system flight-test
    The test system for flight control system flight-test
    The test data collection、processing and evaluating method for flight control system flight-test
    The management for flight control system flight-test

    Chapter 9: Airworthiness test and validation for flight control system
    Generals
    The certification requirement for airworthiness validation
    The technology requirement for airworthing validation

    Chapter 10: Current status and prospects for flight control system test and validation
    The flight control system of active control aircraft and control configure vehicle
    The flight control system of the aircraft with generalized control surface
    The application of modern control theory and non-linearity control theory
    The framework of aircraft integration control system
    The framework of the flight control system based on distributed network
    Flight by light control system and Flight by Wi-Fi control system
    The flight control system of more electric/all-electric aircraft
    The application of the simulation equipment
    From single system to fusion system
    Information fusion and rapid process has been essential test conditions of modern flight control system
    Synchronizing the design process and test process

Product details

  • No. of pages: 720
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: February 16, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229903
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128229910

About the Authors

Yakui Gao

Yakui Gao is professor at the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) First Aircraft Institute (FAI) in China. He is a special technical expert, and deputy chief designer. He is a member of the National Defence and Aviation Key Laboratory committee for integrated design of flight control systems and special sensing technology for condition monitoring, a distinguished research fellow at Shanghai Jiao Tong University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a PhD supervisor at Northwestern Polytechnic University in China. He has published over 60 papers and books, and has accumulated more than 30 years of research experience in flight control systems and system simulation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior technical expert of AVIC, and Director of the Writing Committee of Aircraft Design and Research Institute of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, China.

Gang An

Professor An Gang has a long career in the technical research of flight control system design, simulation system design and system integration. His main research direction is flight control system design, simulation system design, system integration and test verification, etc. He has been awarded several prizes and honors, including 1 Second Prize, 1 Third Prize of Commission on Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND); 3 Second Prizes, 2 Third Prizes of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd (AVIC); Second and Third Honors during the 10th Five-Year plan aviation science and technology research; Youth Science and Technology Prize in 1st Shaanxi Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (SSAA); Outstanding Individual First Prize of detailed design drawings release and C-type article test, First Honor of prototype first flight in AVIC’s National Major Special Projects. He has participated in the compilation of the book One Hundred Academicians One Hundred Books Series - Aerospace Science and Materials Science, and has published more than 10 scientific and technological papers

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director of the Writing Committee of Aircraft Design and Research Institute of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, China.

Chaoyou Zhi

Professor Zhi Chaoyou has been engaged in the research of flight control system test and test technology for a long time. His main research direction is large and complex system test and test technology. He is the standing director of China Association of Computer Automated Measurement and Control Technology (CACAMAC), and the editorial board member of the journal Computer Measurement and Control. He has won 5 national invention patents, 2 Second Prizes and 3 Third Prizes of provincial Science and Technology Progress (STP). He is the author of the book Airborne Data Bus Technology and Its Application, and has published more than 100 scientific and technological papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director of the Writing Committee of Aircraft Design and Research Institute of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, China.

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