Pilot Controlled Dynamic Spin Simulation of the F-4 Phantom Jet on the Human Centrifuge.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT
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A successful dynamic spin simulation was completed on the human centrifuge which includes a realistic dynamic control stick feel system, and a dynamic out-the-windshield display system. The simulator has an actual F-4 cockpit with dynamic flight instruments and was operated by pilots through a closed loop computer simulation of the aerodynamics of the F-4. The evaluation of the simulator by knowledgeable pilots has given insight into the value of the constituents of a spin simulator. A combination of three modes of motion and the presence and absence of a dynamic closed loop visual display constituted the major variants for analysis. The methods used for the simulation of aerodynamic equations, the centrifuge drive, the instrument drive and the feel system are detailed in the report. A comprehensive study was made of the parameters generated in the spin for the significance of motion and the visual display on the pilots actions. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft