These slats are aerodynamic control surfaces
that extend from the front of the wing during take-off to impart more lift.
Under such conditions the platform behaves like a conventional airplane, and aerodynamic control surfaces
, such as rudder, elevator, and ailerons, provide yaw, pitch, and roll motions.
In the second-layer control allocation, the allocation of aerodynamic control surfaces ([[delta].sub.a], [[delta].sub.e], [[delta].sub.r]) and power system actuators ([T.sub.L], [T.sub.R], [T.sub.F], [[delta].sub.L], [[delta].sub.R], [[delta].sub.F]) are conducted according to the information of vectored thrust and control moments calculated in translational dynamics control loop and rotational dynamics control loops, respectively.
Eventually, the control signals are output to the aerodynamic control surfaces and power system.
The control allocation of the engine thrust, vectoring nozzles, and aerodynamic control surface deflections will be introduced in the next section.
Conventional aerodynamic control surfaces
are mounted on the wings and twin fins.
The X-24 was a wingless aerospacecraft, which derived lift from its body contours and aerodynamic control surfaces
The missile did not rotate in flight, so aerodynamic control surfaces
The current Smart Wing Program, Kudva added, is the result of the merging of two separate DA1%PA research programs involving the use of smart materials to alter the shape of aerodynamic control surfaces
. The combination of programs came about in large measure following the corporate merger of Northrop and Grumman Corp.
The system has a single-state, solid-fuel propelled missile equipped with aerodynamic control surfaces
and thrust vectoring, according to (http://missilethreat.com/defense-systems/s-300p-sa-10-grumblesa-12-gargoyle/) Missile Threat .
As airspeed drops, stability is degraded, and conventional aerodynamic control surfaces - flaps - become less effective.
Thrust vectoring could also compensate for battle damage to conventional aerodynamic control surfaces by providing engine-based flight control, Mishler said.