The goal of this project is to investigate intelligent flight planning and guidance concepts that can assist pilots in achieving a safe runway landing during off-nominal conditions. To achieve this, foundational technologies will need to be developed, which are capable of:
(1) determining post-damage or failure maneuvering envelopes;
(2) assisting the pilot in generating and evaluating emergency flight plans with flyable trajectories;
(3) providing autopilot and flight director algorithms they can adapt themselves to operate under the degraded conditions.These technologies will be integrated together, along with the adaptive control systems, and utilize available vehicle health information in order to provide significantly increased levels of safety when operating under off- nominal conditions.