Accession Number : AD0742442

Title :   The Vocal Adaptive Controller - Human Pilot Dynamics and Opinion,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC INGLEWOOD CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ashkenas,I. L. ; McRuer,D. T.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The paper undertakes to examine the roots of pilot opinion from the standpoint of the dynamical system involved. By considering data which contain both pilot opinion and pilot performance in the dynamic output/input (transfer function) sense, it is shown that opinion is closely correlated with; the low frequency performance of the complete system including the pilot; and the quantitative manner in which the pilot must 'adapt' to the vehicle. The first of the above factors is related to the accuracy with which the pilot can control the vehicle; the second relates to the magnitudes of the gains, leads, and lags that the pilot generates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), PUBLIC OPINION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE