Accession Number:

AD0639028

Title:

THE HUMAN FACTOR IN THE DESIGN OF STICK AND RUDDER CONTROLS FOR AIRCRAFT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PSYCHOLOGICAL CORP NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1948-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

The study is an attempt to determine how airplane control systems may be designed to provide the pilot with optimal sensory information by means of pressure cues obtained from operating the stick and rudder. The present approach to the problem consists of an examination and evaluation of literature pertaining to a the maximum forces that may be exerted by a human pilot b human reaction time insofar as it may be expected to cause delays in the pilots response c the optimal design, placement, and manner of movement of controls, and d the optimal gradients of control forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE