automatic flight control system


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automatic flight control system

A system that includes all equipment to automatically control the flight of an aircraft or missile to a path or attitude described by references internal or external to the aircraft or missile.
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Howitt, "Optimization of partial authority automatic flight control systems for hover/low-speed maneuvering in degraded visual environments," Journal of the American Helicopter Society, vol.
NASA NASA's Glenn Research Centre has issued a contract to Aerospace Corporation to develop artificial ice shapes that will be used for wind tunnel testing as part of the agency's plan to develop more robust automatic flight control systems for aircraft.
and 80 foreign patents concerning aircraft terrain avoidance systems, HUDs, speed control/auto throttle systems, stall warning systems, automatic flight control systems, and weight and balance systems.
Another $21 million would procure and install new EA-6B Automatic Flight Control Systems to improve Prowler reliability.

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