Development of Saras Autopilot

Pashilkar, AA (2007) Development of Saras Autopilot. In: Symposium on Aircraft Design, 14th June 2007, Bangalore, India.

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    The Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) for the SARAS aircraft is being designed in collaboration with a private partner. The AFCS provides for Flight Director Guidance function involving a three axis limited authority autopilot with pitch auto trim function. It features13; CAT II approach capability and Control Wheel Steering (CWS). The architecture is fail-safe and extendable to a dual-dual configuration. The autopilot actuators are all electric smart brushless DC motors which engage with the all-mechanical reversible Primary Flight Control System in parallel via individual geared clutches.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Automatic Flight Control System;Saras Aircraft
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
    Division/Department: Flight Mechanics and Control Division
    Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2007
    Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 11:58

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