A Model for Human Pilot Behavior During Wake Vortex Encounter Upsets.
Final rept. Jun 74-Dec 75,
SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CALIF
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A model for pilot behavior is needed to more completely analyze the consequences including hazard assessment of wake vortex encounter upsets during final approach. Such a model has been developed to describe a pilots roll control behavior during a vortex upset. This model resulted from abstracting the salient characteristics of the many vortex encounters recorded during two moving-base piloted simulations at NASA Ames Research Center. The model allows for several discrete modes of behavior and includes an associated set of switching logics. The model is the result of a lengthy sequence of analytical steps however, a retracing of these steps is not included here. Rather, only a description of the resulting model and several example applications are presented. Author
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