A Simulation Experiment to Verify Differential Thrust Controller Designs for an Air Cushion Vehicle.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A manned simulation of an air cushion landing system vehicle was conducted to test the validity of differential thrust controllers that varied with the vehicles engine time delay. The task was maintaining a constant heading angle in the presence of random wind disturbances. The mean square and root mean square data were obtained from the simulation and statistically analyzed to predict the controller performance. A detailed discussion of human factors in experiment design, and proper statistical techniques for handling resultant data are included.
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