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Simulator evaluation of a remotely piloted vehicle lateral landing task using a visual display
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Author and Affiliation:
Sarrafian, S. K.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: A simulator evaluation of a remotely piloted research vehicle was conducted at NASA Ames Research Center's Dryden Flight Research Facility to determine the utility of a visual display when studying the influence of changes in the lateral stick gearing gains during landing approaches. The test vehicle used in this study was a highly maneuverable aircraft technology (HiMAT) aircraft, which is a 0.44 scale version of an envisioned small, single seat fighter airplane. Handling qualities ratings and comments obtained from pilots using a simulated visual display of a runway scene and a simulated instrument landing system (ILS) display were compared with the results of actual flight tests. The visual display was found to provide an adequate representation of the test vehicle in a visual landing approach, and it improved the roll response cues provided to the pilot. The handling qualities ratings and comments for flight and simulation visual landing approaches correlated well. The ILS simulation results showed reduced correlation compared with the flight results for ILS approaches. Handling qualities criteria for remotely piloted research vehicles are also discussed in this paper.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1984
Document ID:
19840021816
(Acquired Nov 13, 1995)
Accession Number: 84N29885
Subject Category: AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TM-85903, H-1246, NAS 1.15:85903
Coverage: Final Report
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mech. Conf.; 21-23 Aug. 1984; Seattle, WA; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 533-03-11
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 20p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: COMPUTER PROGRAMS; CONTROLLABILITY; DISPLAY DEVICES; FLIGHT SIMULATORS; FLIGHT TESTS; HIGHLY MANEUVERABLE AIRCRAFT; LANDING; REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES; VISUAL FLIGHT
Imprint And Other Notes: Presented at the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mech. Conf., Seattle, 21-23 Aug. 1984
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