Flight Simulator Systems

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Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)

Abstract

An aircraft is a multi-disciplined engineering product that we can design and develop to meet certain performance requirements based on the mission objectives. However, since engineering is not precise by nature and we have to compromise along the way in the development phase, the final product needs to be validated against the specified performance requirements. The validation of the flight performance aspects of an aircraft is known as flight test. The primary purpose of the flight test is to determine if the performance characteristics of the airplane are sufficient to accomplish its intended mission safely. Other functions include the validation of the aerodynamic properties, power plant characteristics or systems data, and the investigation into other related fields. Furthermore, we often used some principles of flight test to extract the aerodynamic properties as well as to predict performance characteristics of an airplane through simulated airplane flights.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSingaporeSingapore

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