Eugene L. Duke

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A description is given of the rapid prototyping facility (RPF) at the Dryden Flight Research Facility of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The facility, also known as the remotely augmented vehicle (RAV) facility, has been used to test control-law concepts on the F-8 DFBW (digital fly-by-wire) aircraft. It is intended as an adjunct to(More)
Trim defines conditions for both design and analysis based on aircraft models. In fact, we often define these analysis points more broadly than the conditions normally associated with trim conditions to facilitate that analysis or design. In simulations, these analysis points establish initial conditions comparable to flight conditions. Based on aerodynamic(More)
Bullet embolism is a rare phenomenon following gunshot injuries. We present a case of a 25-year-old male who sustained a gunshot wound to his left globe with the bullet initially lodged in his right transverse sinus. The bullet ultimately embolized to a left lower lobe pulmonary artery resulting in a pulmonary infarct. A discussion of select prior cases,(More)
This paper describes the development of an automated flight test management system (ATMS) as a component of a rapid-prototyping flight research facility for AI-based flight systems concepts. The ATMS provides a flight test engineer (FTE) with a set of tools that assist in flight test planning, monitoring and simulation. This system is also capable of(More)
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