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F-15 Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS)

The Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) flight research project was designed to evaluate self-learning neural network concepts into flight control software that could efficiently optimize aircraft performance in both normal and failure conditions, enabling a pilot to maintain control and safely land an aircraft that had suffered a major systems failure or combat damage. The IFCS testbed aircraft was a highly-modified NF-15B.   IFCS Home Page

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  Skip links in main table F-15 Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) Photo Collection Contact Sheet
EC05-0148-31 July 22, 2005 NASA's two modified F-15B research aircraft joined up for a fly-over of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards AFB, Calif., after a research mission.
EC05-0148-30 July 22, 2005 One of NASA's two F-15 research aircraft gets refueled in mid-air over Lake Isabella from a USAF KC-135 tanker while NASA's other F-15 flies chase alongside.
EC05-0148-04 July 22, 2005 NASA F-15B research aircraft #836 shadows its stablemate, F-15B #837, during an Intelligent Flight Control System mission from NASA Dryden.
Neural Network Project Passes Milestone  DFRC Press Release 03-49
EC03-0231-1 August 27, 2003 NASA Dryden's highly modified F-15B aircraft, tail number 837, serves as an Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) research testbed aircraft.
EC03-0231-2 August 27, 2003 NASA Dryden's highly modified F-15B aircraft, tail number 837, serves as an Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) research testbed aircraft.
EC03-0231-4 August 27, 2003 NASA Dryden's highly modified F-15B aircraft, tail number 837, serves as an Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) research testbed aircraft.
EC03-0067-3 March 3, 2003 NASA Dryden's highly modified F-15B aircraft, tail number 837, serves as an Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) research testbed aircraft.
EC02-0281-2 December 6, 2002 NASA 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.
EC02-0281-4 December 6, 2002 This view from a NASA Dryden F-18 chase aircraft shows Dryden's highly modified F-15B, tail number 837, which resumed Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) project flights on Dec. 6, 2002.

F-15B Flight Test Fixture Fact Sheet - FS-1998-10-055-DFRC




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