Accession Number : ADA220078


Title :   Helicopter Controllability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Carico, Dean G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a220078.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 218


Abstract : The concept of helicopter controllability is explained. A background study reviews helicopter development in the U.S. General helicopter configurations, linearized equations of motion, stability, and piloting requirements are discussed. Helicopter flight controls, handling qualities and associated specifications are reviewed. Analytical, simulation, and flight test methods for evaluating helicopter automatic flight control systems are discussed. A generic simulation is also conducted. This thesis is intended to be used as a resource document for a helicopter stability and control course at the Naval Postgraduate School. Helicopter controllability, Helicopter automatic flight control systems, Helicopter flying qualities, Flying qualities specifications.


Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS , *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , SIMULATION , FLIGHT TESTING , STABILITY , EQUATIONS OF MOTION , PILOTS , TEST METHODS , QUALITY , CONFIGURATIONS , DOCUMENTS , RESOURCES , HANDLING , LINEAR ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS , CONTROL , REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Helicopters


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE