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A pilot modeling technique for handling-qualities researchA brief survey of the more dominant analysis techniques used in closed-loop handling-qualities research is presented. These techniques are shown to rely on so-called classical and modern analytical models of the human pilot which have their foundation in the analysis and design principles of feedback control. The optimal control model of the human pilot is discussed in some detail and a novel approach to the a priori selection of pertinent model parameters is discussed. Frequency domain and tracking performance data from 10 pilot-in-the-loop simulation experiments involving 3 different tasks are used to demonstrate the parameter selection technique. Finally, the utility of this modeling approach in handling-qualities research is discussed.
Document ID
19800061742
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Hess, R. A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 80-1624
Meeting Information
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference(Danvers, MA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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