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FAST Offers Advanced Systems Test Capability

May 29, 2012

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center has modified an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft with additional research flight control computer systems for use as a Full-scale Advanced Systems Test Bed. Previously flown in the Active Aeroelastic Wing project, the F/A-18′s research computers have been upgraded to enable integrated active control with structural feedback and simulation of control system failures.  credit:  NASA Dryden Flight Research Center