LaNCETS Flights Probe Supersonic Shockwaves (1/09) - NASA is concluding a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet, in an effort to validate computer models that could be used in designing quieter supersonic aircraft.
NASA's two F-15 Research Aircraft (8/05) - NASA's two F-15 research aircraft don't get a lot of flight hours, and it's even less frequent that they are in the air together on the same mission. +Read More
NASA Neural Network Project Passes Milestone (9/03) - NASA researchers have completed a milestone series of evaluation flights for a revolutionary flight control system that could enable future aircraft suffering major system failures or combat damage to be flown to a safe, controlled landing.+Read More
Intelligent Flight Control Missions Resume at NASA Dryden (12/02) - Researchers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., and Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have begun a series of validation flights for a revolutionary flight control system that could enable future aircraft suffering major system failures or combat damage to be flown to a safe, controlled landing. +Read More
Synthetic Brains for Advanced Planes (12/01) - Engineers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center located on Edwards AFB in California are preparing to evaluate a flight control system that utilizes special neural network software. The project, known as Intelligent Flight Control Systems (IFCS), is designed to identify aircraft stability and control characteristics in order to provide stabilized flight control in the event of system failure. +Read More
First Supersonic Yaw Vectoring Flight for ACTIVE Program (4/96) - On Wednesday, April 24th, the F-15 Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Vehicles (ACTIVE) aircraft achieved its first supersonic yaw vectoring flight at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA. ACTIVE is a joint NASA, U.S. Air Force, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) program. The team will assess performance and technology benefits during flight test operations. Current plans call for approximately 60 flights totaling 100 hours. +Read More