Summary of the Allocation of Control Tasks Program.
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The study of control-sharing was accomplished in five major steps. The first step addressed the feasibility of the shared control concept, wherein, one pilot flew pitch and power while the other controlled roll and yaw. The second step investigated the problem of what might be expected should the autopilot fail completely while employing shared control. The third step involved a study to determine the role of the copilot when autopilot failures occur. The fourth step examined the specific control responsibilities and control tasks for each pilot. The fifth step was a study to determine which control-sharing combinations produce precision through pilot unburdening and to define which crew duties provide control continuity when an AFCS failure occurs.
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