Royal Australian Air Force
Aircraft Research and Development Unit
Letter of appreciation —
ARDU Control Margin Measurement
ARDU (follow the links from the RAAF
Edinburgh website) was tasked to conduct a handling
qualities assessment of the F-111C. To enable the conduct
of the planned flight testing, a Control Margin Measurement
System (CMMS) was designed and installed into the test
aircraft to assist aircrew in the determination of available
control margins. ARDU elected to sub-contract development
of the CMMS Software to Ebor Computing.
Flight trials were successfully conducted between September and
December 2001. The CMMS system played a central role
in the safe conduct of the handling qualities assessment
flight test program, proving to be invaluable to the
flight test crew.
ARDU appreciates the willing and professional support provided
by Ebor Computing staff who each worked tirelessly to develop, test,
document and offer on-going support for the CMMS Software.
T J Saunder
Aerospace Systems Engineering Squadron, Aircraft Research
and Development Unit