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NASA Dryden Past Projects: Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS)
September 29, 2009

NF-15B IFCS flying over borax mine in Boron CaNASA Dryden's highly modified F-15B, tail number 837, seen here with the Boron Mine as a backdrop, resumed Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) project flights on Dec. 6, 2002. (NASA Photo)

The Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) flight research project is designed to evaluate self-learning neural network concepts into flight control software that can efficiently optimize aircraft performance in both normal and failure conditions, enabling a pilot to maintain control and safely land an aircraft that has suffered a major systems failure or combat damage. The IFCS testbed aircraft is a highly-modified NF-15B. An advanced, fully redundant IFCS software may be test-flown on an Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft in the future.


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