Accession Number : AD0470337
Title : HUMAN PILOT DYNAMICS IN COMPENSATORY SYSTEMS
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA
Personal Author(s) : McRuer, D T
Report Date : Jul 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 217
Abstract : The description of human pilot dynamic characteristics in mathematical terms compatible with flight control engineering practice is an essential prerequisite to the analytical treatment of manual vehicular control systems. The enormously adaptive nature of the human pilot makes such a description exceedingly difficult to obtain, although a quasi-linear model with parameters which vary with the system task variables had been successfully applied to many flight situations. The primary purposes of the experimental series reported are the validation of the existing quasi-linear pilot model, and the extension of this model in accuracy and detail.
Descriptors : *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , *PILOTS , LINEAR SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , DYNAMICS , MODEL THEORY , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , PERCEPTION , FORCE(MECHANICS) , REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)
Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Flight Control and Instrumentation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE