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Results of a flight investigation of control-display interactions for VTOL decelerating descending instrument approaches using the X-22A aircraftControl, display, and guidance requirements for VTOL instrument transitions were studied to provide meaningful data related to the interaction of aircraft control system and pilot display characteristics on pilot rating and performance during a steep decelerating descending transition from a representative forward velocity to the hover under simulated instrument conditions. Thirty seven evaluations were performed of combinations of five generic display presentations, ranging from position information only to four axis control directors, and five levels of control augmentation systems, ranging from rate augmentation only to decoupled velocity responses and automatic configuration changes. Primary results include the demonstration of an inverse relationship between control complexity and display sophistication and the definition of acceptable and satisfactory control display combinations.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Lebacqz, J. V.
(Calspan Corp. Buffalo, NY, United States)
Aiken, E. W.
(Calspan Corp. Buffalo, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center 11th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00019-73-C-0504
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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