Accession Number : AD0710590
Title : A NEW APPROACH TO THE SPECIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF FLYING QUALITIES
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Ronald O
Report Date : Jun 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 71
Abstract : A study of the correlation of pilot model parameters and closed-loop performance with pilot opinion of VTOL hover dynamics was conducted. The encouraging results suggested a pilot-vehicle analysis method of predicting pilot model parameters, closed-loop pilot-vehicle performance with gust inputs, and pilot opinion ratings for a wide range of vehicle dynamics. This approach was, in turn, used to predict ratings for comparison with fixed base, moving base, and flight test results for VFR conditions. Again the results were promising, and a new method of specifying hover dynamics followed naturally. The new pilot-vehicle analysis concept, called the minimum pilot rating method, is discussed in terms of applications to other tasks, flying qualities specification, and control system design.
Descriptors : *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , HOVERING , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PILOTS , SPECIFICATIONS
Subject Categories : V/STOL
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE