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Turbine Tweaking on Virtual Aircraft

Kyle L. Miller (Air Force Research Laboratory), 
Eric A. Walters (Air Force Research Laboratory), 
J. Mitch Wolff (Air Force Research Laboratory), 
Company: Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Published: dSPACE NEWS 2008/1, Feb 2008

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is taking advantage of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation with dSPACE Simulator to develop and optimize the propulsion systems for the next generation of aircraft. Real-time simulation of turbines and aircraft models performed together with real turbine hardware components opens new possibilities for turbine engine controls. The optimized algorithms allow aircraft to achieve higher altitudes, faster speeds, lower fuel consumption and lower heat rejection into recirculated fuel.

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