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A pilot rating scale for evaluating failure transients in electronic flight control systemsA pilot rating scale was developed to describe the effects of transients in helicopter flight-control systems on safety-of-flight and on pilot recovery action. The scale was applied to the evaluation of hardovers that could potentially occur in the digital flight-control system being designed for a variable-stability UH-60A research helicopter. Tests were conducted in a large moving-base simulator and in flight. The results of the investigation were combined with existing airworthiness criteria to determine quantitative reliability design goals for the control system.
Document ID
19900058104
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hindson, William S. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Schroeder, Jeffery A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Eshow, Michelle M. (NASA Ames Research Center; U.S. Army, Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, Moffett Field CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 90-2827
Meeting Information
AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference(Portland, OR)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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