Date of Award

5-2016

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Dr. Daewon Kim

First Committee Member

Dr. Dongeun Seo

Second Committee Member

Dr. Yongho Lee

Third Committee Member

Dr. David J. Sypeck

Abstract

The conventional feel system in any aircraft occupies large space in the cockpit and has complicated designs. The primary objective of this research is to develop an artificial feel force system that can overcome some drawbacks of the current feel force system. A novel feel system using magneto-rheological (MR) fluid is constructed to precisely control the shear stress under the magnetic field. To validate the functionality of the MR artificial feel system, the final system is fabricated and multiple tests are performed to acquire force-velocity characteristics that are compared to the mathematical model derived. In addition, the reference model of the force feedback control is simulated for the feel force application. Both experimental and simulation results are compared to validate the derived system model. The system response time and the sampling rates are evaluated and compared to the conventional system at the end. It is concluded from the research that the developed artificial feel system can precisely control and acts as a fail proof system when incorporated with a modern fly-by-wire aircraft system.

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