Accession Number : ADA085873


Title :   A Time Response Approach to Equivalent Aircraft Dynamics


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 1978-Sep 1979


Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Stifel, J M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085873.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : An analytical investigation into the basic equivalent of high-order and reduced-order aircraft dynamics is presented. The need to consider system response to inputs represented by points in the Laplace domain is explained in terms of the ability of a damped sinusoid series to model general a periodic pilot inputs. The region of concern in the Laplace domain is related to pilot response time by the time to the initial peak of a single damped sinusoid input. Several representative high-order systems and their lower order equivalents are examined for similarity of time response. A new approach for equivalent systems application is suggested based on matching time responses over the Laplace domain region. Implications of the analysis to present methods of applying equivalent systems and to suggested pilot compensation criteria are examined. The analysis leads to the conclusion that equivalent system parameters are variables dependent on Laplace domain location and that the success of current methods depend on that variation being negligible. The further conclusion is reached that if equivalent system parameters are allowed to vary, artificial time delays are unnecessary and undesirable in achieving time response similarity.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT MANEUVERS , TRANSFER FUNCTIONS , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , TIME DEPENDENCE , LAPLACE TRANSFORMATION , PILOTS , INPUT OUTPUT MODELS , AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS , DYNAMIC RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Numerical Mathematics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE