Accession Number:

AD0256073

Title:

FLIGHT CONTROLLABILITY LIMITS AND RELATED HUMAN TRANSFER FUNCTIONS AS DETERMINED FROM SIMULATOR AND FLIGHT TESTS

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A simulator study and limited flight tests were performed to determine the levels of static stability and damping necessary for pilot control of the pitch, roll, and yaw attitudes of a vehicle for a short period of time. Novel piloting techniques were found which enabled the pilot to control the airplane at conditions that were otherwise uncontrollable. The influence on the controllability limits of the more important aerodynamic coefficients and other factors, such as learning and interruption of the pilots display, was also investigated. Information concerning human transfer functions applicable to marginally controllable tasks is presented which should aid in assessing the controllability of any specific configuration. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE