Selection of Optimal Stability Augmentation System Parameters for a High Performance Aircraft Using Pitch Paper Pilot
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Pitch paper pilot is a computer program which yields pilot parameters for a pitch tracking task and predicts the pilot rating of the aircraft handling qualities. Using Pitch Paper Pilot, optimal SAS gains are selected for the fixed form Stability Augmentation System of a high performance aircraft with structural bending. This aircraft was described in the Design Challenge to the 1970 Joint Automatic Control Conference. The final augmented aircraft responses compared favorably with desired normal acceleration response envelopes. The pilot model in Pitch Paper Pilot is modified in this study to include pilot lag and remnant which results in greater rating accuracy, although a few cases still show room for improvement.
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