Human Factors Evaluation of Several Control System Configurations Including Work Load Sharing with Force Wheel Steering During Approach and Flare.
Final rept. Jan 71-Dec 74,
SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO
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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.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems