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Burcham, Frank W.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 3,942 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: TL521.3, 629.13435
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Most widely held works by Frank W Burcham
Development and flight test of an augmented thrust-only flight control system on an MD-11 transport airplane by Frank W Burcham( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emergency flight control system using only engine thrust, called Propulsion-Controlled Aircraft (PCA), has been developed and flight tested on an MD-11 airplane. In this thrust-only control system, pilot flightpath and track commands and aircraft feedback parameters are used to control the throttles. The PCA system was installed on the MD-11 airplane using software modifications to existing computers. Flight test results show that the PCA system can be used to fly to an airport and safely land a transport airplane with an inoperative flight control system. In up-and-away operation, the PCA system served as an acceptable autopilot capable of extended flight over a range of speeds and altitudes. The PCA approaches, go-arounds, and three landings without the use of any normal flight controls have been demonstrated, including instrument landing system-coupled hands-off landings. The PCA operation was used to recover from an upset condition. In addition, PCA was tested at altitude with all three hydraulic systems turned off. This paper reviews the principles of throttles-only flight control; describes the MD-11 airplane and systems; and discusses PCA system development, operation, flight testing, and pilot comments
Flight evaluation of a simplified gross thrust calculation technique using an F100 turbofan engine in an F-15 airplane by Frank J Kurtenbach( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simulator evaluation of simplified propulsion-only emergency flight control systems on transport aircraft by Frank W Burcham( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the advent of digital engine control systems, considering the use of engine thrust for emergency flight control has become feasible. Many incidents have occurred in which engine thrust supplemented or replaced normal aircraft flight controls. In most of these cases, a crash has resulted, and more than 1100 lives have been lost. The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center has developed a propulsion-controlled aircraft (PCA) system in which computer-controlled engine thrust provides emergency flight control capability. Using this PCA system, an F-15 and an MD-11 airplane have been landed without using any flight controls. In simulations, C-17, B-757 and B-747 PCA systems have also been evaluated successfully. These tests used full-authority digital electronic control systems on the engines. Developing simpler PCA systems that can operate without full-authority engine control, thus allowing PCA technology to be installed on less capable airplanes or at lower cost, is also a desire. Studies have examined simplified "PCA Ultralite" concepts in which thrust control is provided using an autothrottle system supplemented by manual differential throttle control. Some of these concepts have worked well. The PCA Ultralite study results are presented for simulation tests of MD-11, B-757, C-17 and B-747 aircraft
Development and flight test of an emergency flight control system using only engine thrust on an MD-11 transport airplane by Frank W Burcham( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emergency flight control system that uses only engine thrust, called the propulsion-controlled aircraft (PCA) system, was developed and flight tested on an MD-11 airplane. The PCA system is a thrust-only control system, which augments pilot flightpath and track commands with aircraft feedback parameters to control engine thrust. The PCA system was implemented on the MD-11 airplane using only software modifications to existing computers. Results of a 25-hr flight test show that the PCA system can be used to fly to an airport and safely land a transport airplane with an inoperative flight control system. In up-and-away operation, the PCA system served as an acceptable autopilot capable of extended flight over a range of speeds, altitudes, and configurations. PCA approaches, go-arounds, and three landings without the use of any normal flight controls were demonstrated, including ILS-coupled hands-off landings. PCA operation was used to recover from an upset condition. The PCA system was also tested at altitude with all three hydraulic systems turned off. This paper reviews the principles of throttles-only flight control, a history of accidents or incidents in which some or all flight controls were lost, the MD-11 airplane and its systems, PCA system development, operation, flight testing, and pilot comments
[Flight and static exhaust flow properties of an F110-GE-129 engine in an F-16XL airplane during acoustic tests] by Jon K Holzman( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhaust flow properties (mass flow, pressure, temperature, velocity, and Mach number) of the F110-GE-129 engine in an F-16XL airplane were determined from a series of flight tests flown at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. These tests were performed in conjunction with NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia (LaRC) as part of a study to investigate the acoustic characteristics of jet engines operating at high nozzle pressure conditions. The range of interest for both objectives was from Mach 0.3 to Mach 0.9. NASA Dryden flew the airplane and acquired and analyzed the engine data to determine the exhaust characteristics. NASA Langley collected the flyover acoustic measurements and correlated these results with their current predictive codes. This paper describes the airplane, tests, and methods used to determine the exhaust flow properties and presents the exhaust flow properties. No acoustics results are presented
Integrated flight-propulsion control concepts for supersonic transport airplanes by Frank W Burcham( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Preliminary investigation of the use of throttles for emergency flight control by Frank W Burcham( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight-determined benefits of integrated flight-propulsion control systems by James F Stewart( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propulsion system/flight control integration and optimization : flight evaluation and technology transition by Frank W Burcham( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and flight evaluation of an emergency digital flight control system using only engine thrust on an F-15 airplane by Frank W Burcham( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and flight test of an emergency flight control system using only engine thrust on an MD-11 transport airplane( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrated flight-propulsion control concepts for supersonic transport airplanes by Frank W Burcham( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measurements and predictions of flyover and static noise of a TF30 afterburning turgofan engine by Frank W Burcham( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight-determined engine exhaust characteristics of an F404 engine in an F-18 airplane by Kimberly A Ennix( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augmentor performance of an F100 engine model derivative engine in an F-15 airplane by James T Walton( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using engine thrust for emergency flight control : MD-11 and B-747 results( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight testing and simulation of an F-15 airplane using throttles for flight control by Frank W Burcham( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight testing a propulsion-controlled aircraft emergency flight control system on an F-15 airplane by Frank W Burcham( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling crippled aircraft--with throttles by Frank W Burcham( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propulsion flight research at NASA Dryden from 1967 to 1997 by Frank W Burcham( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Burcham, F. W. (Frank W.)

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Dutch (1)