Accession Number:

ADA088855

Title:

Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training: Design of Automated Performance Measurement System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The objective of this effort was to design and implement an automated performance measurement APM system in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training ASPT. This report documents that development effort and describes the current status of the measurement system. It was assumed that superior flying performance in the aircraft or the simulator has several characteristics which are reflected by available flight parameters. These include a maintaining certain aircraft state parameters, such as airspeed or altitude, close to some defined criterion value, b avoiding excessive rates and acceleration forces so that the maneuver is executed smoothly, c accomplishing these objectives with the least amount of effort that is, by minimizing control inputs, and d not exceeding procedural or safety limits established for the maneuver. To date, the following scenarios have been implemented on the ASPT a Transition Tasks - Straight and Level, Airspeed Changes, Turns, ClimbsDescents b Takeoff ApproachLanding Tasks - Takeoffs, Tech Order Climbs, Slow Flight, Configuration Changes, Straight-in Approaches, Overhead Patterns, Touch-and-Gos c Instrument Tasks - Rate ClimbsDescents, Vertical S-A, Vertical S-D, GCA, Proceed Direct to VOR d Aerobatics - Aileron Rolls, Barrel Roll, Loop, Split S, Cloverleaf, Cuban 8, Lazy 8 and e Formation - Fingertip.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE