Accession Number:

ADA202599

Title:

A Real-Time Simulator for Man-In-The-Loop Testing of Aircraft Control Systems (SIMTACS-RT)

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

A real time, high fidelity simulator is constructed to model F-16 dynamics and control laws. Built around and Electronics Associates Incorporated EAI SIMSTAR hybrid computer, the simulator SIMTACS-RT uses non linear, coupled differential equations for its dynamic model. An EAI FGS 300 function generator is used to access an aerodynamic data base of 25000 values in real time. Man-in the loop simulation is supported with a force stick for pilot inputs and an oscilloscope display for pitch and roll information the lateral program is still in development. Four hybrid computer programs are presented as user ready simulationanalysis tools, supporting both multi-rate digital and analog control laws. Recommendations for further improvement in simulator realism are presented. Keywords Flight control systems, Flight simulation, Hybrid computers, Man in the loop, Human factors engineering, Fight aircraft, Theses. SDWJES

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE