04641268 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 9 patents.

A cruise speed control apparatus for aircraft wherein small differences between the target Mach command and the actual Mach number of the aircraft are used to displace the aircraft from its reference altitude to either increase or decrease actual Mach number in the short term. Long term differences are corrected through a special isolation filter to separate the engine control loop and pitch control loop dynamics and an integration technique to adjust the automatic throttles about a thrust target for the commanded Mach.

Large differences between the target Mach and the actual Mach or large changes in the commanded Mach are compensated for by a non-linear gain that effectively increases or decreases the target thrust to cause the aircraft to accelerate or decelerate to the commanded Mach.

Title
Cruise airspeed control for aircraft
Application Number
6/461357
Publication Number
4641268
Application Date
January 27, 1983
Publication Date
February 3, 1987
Inventor
Harry Miller
Scottsdale
AZ, US
Terry L Zweifel
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Albert B Cooper
Howard P Terry
Assignee
Sperry Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/50
G05D 1/08
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