Flight control system with tactile feedback

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5062594
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07624096

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A control system for an aircraft or other man-machine system wherein the usual visual feedback system is characterized and is optimally supplemented by a secondary feel oriented feedback arrangement in which input signals are derived from either of two supplementary feedback signal sources and the resulting algorithms characterized mathematically. The disclosure includes several exemplary arrangements of the feedback systems in which some of the input parameters are of selected value. Mathematical characterization of the feedback paths is used.

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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air ForceWASHINGTON, DC709

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Repperger, Daniel W Vandalia, OH 21 573

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