Accession Number:

ADA014836

Title:

Human Factors Evaluation of Several Control System Configurations Including Work Load Sharing with Force Wheel Steering During Approach and Flare.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 71-Dec 74,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance and workload characteristics of six types of aircraft control system configurations during simulated IFR approaches. The six types were, 1 manual ILS, 2 manual approach with flight director, 3 semi-automatic approach with flight director in which the pitch, roll, and yaw axes of the autopilot were controlled by the pilot through force wheel steering, 4 and 5 two workload sharing approaches with force wheel steering and flight directors where, in one case, the pilot controlled pitch and power while the co-pilot controlled roll and yaw and, in the other case, the roles of the pilot and co-pilot were interchanged, and finally 6 a fully automatic approach.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE