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Performance Measures for Aircraft Landings as a Function of Aircraft DynamicsA theory of performance measurement for operator controlled systems is presented. The theory permits synthesis of a system performance measure which scores performance on successive data samples based on the impact of the sampled performance on the overall summary of performance. The development of measures for aircraft carrier landings for the glide path and angle of attack control channels is documented. While developing the performance measures, the measures used previously were evaluated and were found to lack the necessary discrimination capability. The previously used measure, the RMS of deviations from the glide path, can, for instance, provide identical scores for both satisfactory and unsatisfactory flight paths. Two types of performance measures developed for aircraft landings are described. Also, an argument is given for the need to test performance measures prior to their use. A suggested test of the measures is offered.
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Connelly, E. M.
(Performance Measurement Associates, Inc. Vienna, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1984
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Publication: NASA. Ames Research Center 20th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control, Vol. 2
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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