Accession Number:

AD0775704

Title:

Predicting Lateral Hover, Flying Qualities with Paper Pilot.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

Data were obtained from a fixed base simulation of VTOL aircraft in the lateral hover mode and used to develop a technique for predicting lateral hover flying qualities. The task for the simulation was to maintain position in the presence of lateral gusts. Root-mean-square aircraft state and pilot input data were obtained and correlated with Cooper-Harper Pilot Ratings. A mathematical model for predicting the pilot rating of VTOL aircraft in lateral hover is developed. This model includes the lateral hover aircraft equations of motion a stochastic gust model a linear pilot model and a pilot rating expression that is a function of rms position error, rms lateral velocity, rms roll rate, and pilot lead terms. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE