American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mechanical, optical, or electronic system that is used to maintain a desired output.
- n. a system for controlling the operation of another system
“Gone were the electrical pick-oils on the control pressures that usually translated themselves into a damping effect to insure smooth control movements and a resulting smooth flight path, and in their place I had a runaway control system that could only interpret and apply full rudder control deflections.”
“The computers ordered a test of the flight control system andDiscovery shuddered as her SSME nozzles and elevons were moved through their limits.”
“The LLTV was given a three-axis sidearm control stick very comparable to what Grumman was placing into the LM rather than the conventional aircraft-type center stick for pitch and roll control and rudder pedals for yaw control that had been in the LLRV, and a rate-command/attitude-hold control system closely approximating the handling characteristics anticipated for the LM.”
“The artisans issued a startling public challenge to the price control system in July, a sweeping statement of market principles that bore the rhetorical stamp of Pelatiah Webster, but was subscribed by a committee of tanners, curriers, and cordwainers.”
“Armstrong later went back to Johnsville to fly X-15 entry trajectories with various flight control system settings.”
“Then the computer coupled into the carrier's control system from Ward's pack and through that, via the box, to the city-dominating central computer back on Earth, cut the jets.”
“Most notably, Bell changed from an analog “fly-by-wire” FBW control system to a digital system, because that was the type being used in the LM.”
“At T-5 minutes Casper started the APUs and the flight control system checkout followed.”
“We have a task force looking at ways to rebuild the flood control system when this year's flooding recedes," said Bob Anderson, a spokesman for Maj.”
“The level of automation on the Prometheus is more substantial than any other starship control system since the early M-5 multitronic unit was tested on board the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 2268.”
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