Accession Number:

ADA030942

Title:

A Regression Approach to Generate Aircraft Predictor Information

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A predictor display shows the human operator future consequences of his immediate control inputs. A contact analog aircraft display is described in which an airplane-like predictor symbol depicts future airplane position and orientation. The standard method for obtaining the predictor information is to use a complete, fast-time model of the controlled vehicle. An alternative approach is presented in this paper in which least-squares, first-order, linear approximations for each of the six degrees of freedom of aircraft motion were calculated. Thirteen variables representing changes in positions and rate of change of positions were selected as parameters for the prediction equations. Separate sets of equations were determined for 7, 14, and 21 seconds prediction times and continuous, 1, and 3 seconds control neutralization assumption times. The advantages and disadvantages of this regression approach are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE