Accession Number : AD0703638

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMULATOR FOR THE EVALUATION OF RIGID AND MOVABLE AIRCRAFT CONTROLS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Caswell,David White

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A simulator was constructed with two sets of aircraft controls; one set was movable and one set was rigid. The control output signals were integrated into an analog computer circuit to provide the desired aerodynamic characteristics. A repeatable, random input voltage to an oscilloscope was used as a basis for a tracking exercise in which the test subject, by manipulation of the control stick, attempted to cancel the random signal. A scoring method was devised which utilized an electronic counter and signal comparator to evaluate pilot performance with each of the four control sticks. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*CONTROL STICKS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS), ANALOG COMPUTERS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TRACKING, THESES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE