Accession Number:

ADA024606

Title:

A Simulation Experiment to Verify Differential Thrust Controller Designs for an Air Cushion Vehicle.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE