NASA Aeronautics For The Future
It's not the stall that kills you, it's the failure to recover from the stall. That's the idea behind NASA's Integrated Resilient Aircraft Control research project, which is looking for ways to recover an aircraft from an upset condition to a stable configuration, assuring a safe landing. This week, NASA put out a call for research proposals to advance that project. Other aeronautical projects in the works include the Integrated Intelligent Flight Deck Project, working to improve the operational environment for the flight crew, and the Integrated Vehicle Health Management Project, which aims to find ways to integrate, process and use large amounts of data effectively when dealing with complex flight-critical systems. NASA aeronautical researchers are working to design tools and technologies for improving vehicle and air system safety and performance.