Accession Number:

ADA300217

Title:

Rotorcraft Handling Qualities and Flight Control System Specification Personal Computer Tutorial and Data Base.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Report Date:

1995-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

It is essential to have a continuing training program for updating handling quality and flight test engineers, and flight test pilots with ongoing changes in flying qualities specifications, flight control system design, and flight test technology. The demanding schedule of these practicing professionals makes it difficult to attain the training from a conventional classroom environment. A computer aided tutorial is an efficient tool to provide this self-learning in a cost effective way. It offers flexibility for on-the- job training and is also a valuable analysis tool. With todays computer power and modern programming technology, an interactive presentation of the training materials is straightforward. The text, figures, and mathematical equations can all be displayed with textbook quality. A computer tutorial typically follow the lesson plan of a formal training class, but with interactive examples to facilitate learning by active involvement of the students. Due to its low cost and easy maintenance, a PC is readily available to all professional at the office and at home. Although there are still limitations in the PCs memory and computational power, recent advances in network technology have allowed PCs to act as smart terminals and remotely access more powerful, UNIX based computers and workstations. Todays PC can even emulate the X-window graphical interfaces of the workstations. A tutorial that utilizes the X-Terminal emulation capability of a PC can combine locally based tutorial sessions with remotely accessed data bases, simulations, and analysis utilities, resulting in a powerful desktop learning tool.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE