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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT Technology Considerations for Advanced Formation Flight Systems Prof. R. John Hansman MIT International Center for Air Transportation
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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT How Can Technologies Impact System Concept y Need (Technology Pull) ± Technologies can fulfill need or requirement ± Technologies can overcome barriers (limitations, constraints, etc.) y Opportunity (Technology Push) ± Technologies can Create Opportunities ± New Capabilities ± Competitive advantage ² Cost ² Performance ² Maintenance ² Other
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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT Formation System Concept is Itself a Technology y Needs ± Efficient Transport ² Fuel ² Cost Ð Crew, Maintenance… ² Operational Access (Noise, Runways) ² Flexibility ² Others y Opportunity ± Different design space if use multiple vehicles ± Overcome constraints (eg runway width, single departure point) ± Performance ² Fuel efficiency, crew ± Development of key technologies enable formation flight ± Flexibility ± Runway Throughput
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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT What are the Key Technologies for Formation Flight y Start with Fundamental Abstraction of System or Concept (many ways) ± Functional ± Operational ² Concept of Operations ± Physical ± Component ± Constraint ± Information y Based on Abstract view, identify ± Technology needs ± Key questions ± Potential opportunities y Useful to sketch elements to visualize system ± Multiple views
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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT What are the Key Technologies for Formation Flight
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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT What are the Key Technologies for Formation Flight y Overall Concept Questions ± Concept of Operations? ± How does form up occur ± Station keeping requirements ± Failure Modes ± Existing elements or New ² Vehicles ² Control Systems ² CNS ² Other y Concept Scale Opportunities/Costs ± Performance gains estimate ² Fuel ² Capacity ± Costs ² Development ² Deployment y Concept Technologies Reqs ± Formation design ± Station Keeping ² Com ² Nav ² Surveillance ² Control
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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT What are the Key Technologies for Formation Flight y Communications y Navigation y Surveillance y Control (Station Keeping) ± Intent States ± String Stability y Vehicle Configuration ± Aero/Performance ± Control y Propulsion y Degree of Autonomy y Flight Criticality ± Hardware ± Software y Low Observability y Others?
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MIT ICAT MIT ICAT Communications y Requirements ± Communicate necessary information between formation elements and command node (LAN and Air-Ground)
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