Accession Number : AD0633269

Title :   APPLICATION OF PILOT-CONTROLLER INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES TO A REPRESENTATIVE V/STOL AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s) : Gaul, John W.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : The report presents final results of a study of the application of Pilot-Controller Integration (PCI) design techniques to the flight control system of a representative V/STOL aircraft. Under this program the validity of the concept was established in the application to the X-22A V/STOL. In this application the PCI technique indicated the areas of the X-22A flight control system where modifications would result in the greatest improvement to the probability of mission accomplishment. Design modifications were made and an iteration using the technique was accomplished and the payoff was evaluated. The digital program was developed and applied to the X-22A has general applicability to other aircraft. Several improvements to this program as well as to the details of technique application are suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, PILOTS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE