Accession Number:

ADA076905

Title:

Flying Qualities Research for Highly Augmented Aircraft,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

An introductory, single-degree-of-freedom experimental study of aircraft roll control was performed to demonstrate the feasibility of doing flying qualities research via direct manipulation of an aircrafts step response on a flight simulator. This is a very attractive approach for studying the flying qualities requirements of modern aircraft that will incorporate new and sophisticated digital fly-by-wire control schemes for coordinating all control forces to produce nonclassical response to pilot commands. Central to the work was the development of a digital simulation technique, based on the mathematical concept of convolution, that provides the means for easy manipulation of the simulated vehicles step-response characteristics. Two experiments were performed that examined several basic characteristics of an aircrafts roll-rate step-response in a simulated tracking task. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE