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F-15B, tail number 837 in flight 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.

Photo Number: EC02-0281-2
Photo Date: December 6, 2002

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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.


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NASA's Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) project, utilizing NASA Dryden's highly modified F-15B, tail number 837, focuses on development of "self-learning" neural network software for aircraft flight control computers.

Such a revolutionary flight control system could enable future aircraft that sustain major system failures or combat damage to be flown to a safe, controlled landing. The current series began on Dec. 6, 2002.

The F-15B formerly flew in the Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Vehicles (ACTIVE) project at Dryden from 1995 through 1999.


NASA Photo by: Carla Thomas

Keywords: Intelligent Flight Control System, IFCS, F-15B, 837


Last Modified: December 16, 2002
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