Accession Number : ADA077858


Title :   Handling Quality Requirements for Advanced Aircraft Design: Longitudinal Mode


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 77-Aug 78


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Ralph H ; Geddes, Norman D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a077858.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 185


Abstract : This report considers the problem of developing handling qualities specifications for aircraft with nonclassical dynamic response to control. These include closed loop flight control system effects on basic airframe dynamics, direct force control applications, digital flight control, integrated fire- flight control, and integrated display-flight control. Only the longitudinal mode is considered. Elements of classic pilot-vehicle analysis methodology are distilled against a theoretical framework for the prediction of pilot opinion rating to develop a simplified and practical approach to handling qualities prediction that is directly applicable to the development of specificatons for aircraft flight control system design. The most important effects of motion cues on handling qualities are included within this model. the methods proposed for the prediction and correlation of handling qualities are validated against the largest and most appropriate base of handling qualities data available; the agreement is nearly 100 percent.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , *HANDLING , REQUIREMENTS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , SPECIFICATIONS , AERODYNAMIC STABILITY , DYNAMIC RESPONSE , PILOTS , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , FLIGHT PATHS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE