Accession Number:

ADA460892

Title:

Human Factors Implications of Unmanned Aircraft Accidents: Flight-Control Problems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This research focuses on three types of flight control problems associated with unmanned aircraft systems. The three flight control problems are 1 external pilot difficulties with inconsistent mapping of the controls to the movement of the aircraft 2 difficulties associated with the transfer of control from one control location to another during the flight and 3 problems associated the automation of flight control. Specific accidents associated with each type of control problem are given as examples. The accidents involve several different aircraft systems that are currently in use. Solutions for each type of control problem are offered.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE