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FHS, the new research helicopter: Ready for service

Kaletka, J. and Kurscheid, H. and Butter, U. (2005) FHS, the new research helicopter: Ready for service. Aerospace Science and Technology, 9 (5), pp. 456-467. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2005.02.003. ISSN 1270-9638.

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The DLR Flying Helicopter Simulator (FHS) has been taken into service by the end of 2002. A standard EC135 helicopter was significantly modified. In particular, the mechanical control system was replaced by a full authority fly-by-light control system. A specific System architecture was defined consisting of a multiple redundant core system, meeting the highest safety level, and a simplex experimental System giving the flexibility for easy adaptations. These characteristics together with an extensive instrumentation make the FHS a suitable tool for various applications. The helicopter was developed and financed in a co-operative effort by the DLR, Eurocopter Germany, Liebherr Aerospace, and the German Ministry of Defence. It was designed to support national and international research and technology programs. It is operated by the DLR in Braunschweig, where also the FHS related ground stations are located: a ground based system simulator and transportable telemetry and data evaluation stations. The paper first concentrates on the presentation of the FHS system philosophy and design. It explains the FHS operational modes and presents the ground facilities. Then, it gives an overview on the present user programs and finally presents an outlook on future extensions of the FHS.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121322/
Document Type:Article
Title:FHS, the new research helicopter: Ready for service
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Kaletka, J.DLR Institut für Flugsystemtechnik, HubschrauberUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kurscheid, H.DLR Institut für FlugsystemtechnikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Butter, U.Eurocopter DeutschlandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Aerospace Science and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 456-467
Keywords:FHS, research helicopter, inflight simulation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Smart Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Deposited By: van der Wall, Prof. Dr. Berend G.
Deposited On:07 Aug 2018 12:36
Last Modified:07 Aug 2018 12:45

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