Fixed-Base Simulator Investigation of Display/SCAS Requirements for Army Helicopter Low-Speed Tasks
ARMY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY LABS MOFFETT FIELD CA AEROMECHANICS LAB
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A piloted simulation was conducted to investigate the effect of presenting flight symbology on a panel-mounted display PMD versus a head-up display HUD for different levels of augmentation and turbulence while performing low-speed tasks representative of the scout helicopter mission. A secondary objective was to investigate the advantages of using a collective kinesthetic-tactual display KTD for altitude control during a precision hover task. The results show that the display symbology from either the HUD or PMD improved the pilot ratings for low levels of augmentation. The KTD helped the pilot reduce altitude drift during the precision hover task for the low to mid augmentation levels, but it had little effect on pilot ratings.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Humanities and History
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods